Friday Finds #6

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

    

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay | Goodreads (A retelling of Romeo and Juliet)

Venom by Fiona Paul | Goodreads (A Young Adult, paranormal, historical fiction)

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski | Goodreads (A YA Chick-Lit about some teenagers living in ahouse with no parents)

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan | Goodreads (Story of a girl who sees a guy she’s never met in her dreams)

Someday Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham | Goodreads (A Chick-Lit about an aspiring actress in New York)

    

Significance by Shelly Crane | Goodreads (A Paranormal Fantasy with a touch of teenage drama)

Loud Awake and Lost by Adele Griffin | Goodreads (Story of a girl who wakes up after a car accident with pieces of her memory gone.)

Unremembered by Jessica Brody | Goodreads (A Young Adult Science Fiction)

Animal Farm by George Orwell | Goodreads (Classic Fantasy)

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole | Goodreads ( A YA Fantasy about a girl with hallucinations)

Have you read/liked any of these books?

“Waiting on” Wednesday: Sia by Josh Grayson

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

Sia by Josh Grayson

Expected Publication: November 20th 2013

When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.

Synopsis form goodreads.com

First of all this cover is beautiful! And other than that the story seems quite original for a young adult contemporary book and I’m really excited to read it!

What are you waiting on this week?

Top 10 Tuesday | Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 book covers you wish you could redesign and I chose books that I’ve either read or that I want to read:

   

1. Unknown by Melissa Pearl | Goodreads | Review (This has already been redesigned. The newest one is better, but it could still use some improvement)

2. Anna and the Franch Kiss by Stephenie Perkins | Goodreads (Also has been redesigned. The new one is really good!)

3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Goodreads (I really don’t like those covers.)

4. The Selection by Keira Cass | Goodreads

   

5. A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest | Goodreads | Review

6. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles | Goodreads (I’m sorry, but this looks like erotica)

7. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry | Goodreads (Same as the above… I would never read this book in public!)

8. Indigo by Gina Linko | Goodreads

 

9. Flukes by Nichole Chase | Goodreads (I normally like underwater covers, but something is off with this one)

10. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella | Goodreads (I know this is chick-lit, but can’t they make the cover a little less ridiculous? And I mean this for almost every chick-lit book!)

Let me know which cover you wish you could change! 🙂

Friday Finds #5

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

   

  • Partials by Dan Wells | Goodreads
  • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty | Goodreads (even though I’m terrified of reading this book)
  • Winger by Andrew Smith | Goodreads
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West | Goodreads (since I loved Pivot Point)

   

Have you read/liked any of these books?

“Waiting on” Wednesday: World After by Susan Ee

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

World After by Susan Ee

Publication Date: November 19th 2013

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

I cannot fangirl enough about this book! I loved Angelfall and can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel! I really hope it’s as great as the first one!

What are you waiting on this week?

Top 10 Tuesday | Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get my Hands on

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

   

1. Lullaby, book #2 in the Watersong series by Amanda Hocking | Goodreads

2. Unseen, book #2 in the Elemnts trilogy by Melissa Pearl | Goodreads

3. City of Ashes, book #2 in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare | Goodreads

4. World After, book #2 in the Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee | Goodreads

   

5. Rebel, book #2 in the Reboot duology by Amy Tintera | Goodreads

6. The Evolution of Mara Dyer, book #2 in the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads

7. Split Second, book #2 in the Pivot Point series by Kasie West | Goodreads

8. Lola and the Boy Next Door, book #2 in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy by Stephenie Perkins | Goodreads

 

9. Hunger, book #2 in the Gone series by Michael Grant | Goodreads

10. Allegiant, book #3 in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth | Goodreads (That’s the only one that is not the second book of the series… Does that still count as sequel? Hmm…)

This was really SO much fun to do!

Let me know which sequels you are looking forward to start! 🙂

Friday Finds #4

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

  

Not so many new books this week.

Have you read/liked any of these books?

“Waiting on” Wednesday: North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans

Publication Date: November 6th 2013

Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.

Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.

She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.

But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.

A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.

I think I’m gonna read this one around Christmas time! Sounds VERY Christmas-y!
What are you waiting on this week?

Friday Finds #3

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

   

   

  • Carrie by Stephen King | Goodreads
  • The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan | Goodreads
  • Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott | Goodreads
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline | Goodreads

   

  • Fracture by Megan Miranda | Goodreads
  • All these Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin | Goodreads
  • Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon | Goodreads
  • Indigo by Gina Linko | Goodreads

 

In case you’re wondering, my to-read list is now over 200 books!

Have you read/liked any of these books?

“Waiting on” Wednesday: Pawn by Aimee Carter

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

Release Date: November 26th 2013

For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s only beginning to understand.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

I know… yet another young adult dystopian novel…

But the story seems very interesting and, you know… I’m never getting tired of awesome dystopian books! 🙂

What are you waiting on this week?

Top 10 Tuesday | Character Names I Love

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

1. Hermione from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

I remember when I was around 11 and was reading this book for the first time, I wanted to change my name into Hermione!

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 2. Isabelle from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

 I just always liked that name!

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3. Edward from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 

I instantly fell in love with both the character and the name

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4. Cassie from The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I listened to the audio book version of this and loved the way it was pronounced by the narrator!

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5. Aphrodite from Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast 

I generally like this name! And the character in the book!

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6. Alaska from Looking for Alaska by John Green

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7. Mara from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Because by best friend’s name is also Mara and I kept thinking about her while reading this!

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8. Raffe from Angelfall by Susan Ee

Because it was a smart hint as to who he really was!

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9. Vasilissa from The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead 

Because it meand “Queen” in greek.

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10. Stevie Rae from Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Because it sounds sweet and country-like.

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What are some of your favorite character names?

Friday Finds #2

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

   

   

   

 

Yep! My to-read list is now at almost 200 books! I have no idea when I’m going to read all of those!

Have you read/liked any of these books?

“Waiting on” Wednesday: Panic by Lauren Oliver

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Expected Publication: March 4th 2014

Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.

Synopsis from goodreads.com

I admit, I haven’t read anything by Lauren Oliver yet, but this sounds like such an amazing young-adult dystopian novel, plus it has a fantastic cover, so I can’t wait to get it on my hands!!!

Sad thing is, we have to wait such a long time until it’s publication date! 😦

Add it on Goodreads

What are you waiting on this week?

Top 10 Tuesday | Books I was Forced to Read

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

First of all, I cannot say that I’ve ever been “forced” to read a book, but I often felt like I had to read something mostly due to peer pressure. Most of the times the book turned out to be pretty good, but at some occasions I ended up really disliking the book.

So, first the good ones:

1. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

Yes! You read correctly. I never wanted to read this book, but my cousin was raving about it and got it to me as a gift for my 11th birthday, so I decided to give it a try and guess what? It’s my favorite book up until today!

2.Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

This one is one of my brother’s favorites and he insisted I should read! Since he already had the books I started reading them and ended up loving them!

Review of Book #3, Book #4 and Book #5

3. Anna and the french kiss by Stephenie Perkins

I refused reading this book, because of the cover and the title! They’re both just terrible! But after hearing everyone raving about it, I finally read it and it was REALLY good!!!

4. The fault in our stars by John Green

This one, I wasn’t opposed to reading. It sounded quite interesting, but I never would have picked it up if all these people weren’t talking about it! I actually only found out about it a few months ago and instantly felt like I had to read it!!!

5. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

Well, this book was so popular some years ago, that I again felt like I had to read it! I remember I would walk into a bookstore and there were millions of copies for this book and every librarian was recommending it! And they really knew what they were talking about!

6. The eight by Katherine Neville

My best friend in highschool had read this book and she was really excited about it and always telling me how I should read it! So I bought it and it was very, very good! It’s actually in the same style as the DaVinci Code, so if you enjoyed that one, I highly recommend this one too!

7. Pongwiffy by Kaye Umansky

My best friend in elementary school was pressuring me to read this book, because according to her it was hilarious. So I borrowed the book from her and read it and it gradually became one of my favorite childhood series!

And now onto te bad ones! Books I was “forced” to read and didn’t like:

8. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen is generally a highly appreciated young adult author, so since everyone was talking about how great all her books are, I started reading this one. It was a total disappointment! I didn’t like almost anything about this book, apart from a couple of characters and ended up giving this 3 stars, which was even generous! My review about it.

9. The 5th wave by Rick Yancey

I’m sure most of you have heard about this book, or even read it and thought it was great, but it was really not for me! I was hesitant to read this to begin with, because I’m not really into alien books, but everyone was finding it great, so I ended up reading it, but I wish I didn’t!

10. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne

 This book has a long story for me, because I was actually named after the female lead character of this book, whose name was Nadia. So, my parents always told me I should read this book, but for some reason when I was younger, I really objected to reading it. When I got a bit older I realized I HAD to read it, but I was a bit past the target audience and found the story quite childish and old-fashioned! I’m still really sad I didn’t like this, though… I might try it again someday.

Let me know which books you feel like you were forced to read! 🙂

Friday Finds #1

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

             

Quite a lot of books actually!

Have you read/liked any of these books?