Friday, August 30, 2013

Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point

Author: Kasie West
Release: February 12th 2013
Genre: Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Fantasy, YA
Sequels: Split Second (#2)


Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Author: Stephanie Perkins
Release: September 29th 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance, YA
#2 in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy


Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion...she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit--more sparkly, more fun, more wild--the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket--a gifted inventor--steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

8 Things TAG

I got tagged by Bloody, yay! ^_^ It's a tag where you get a topic and you have to post 8 things about your preferences and whatnot about that topic. Mine is Music. So, after the cut, here goes. <3

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Review: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

The Summoning

Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release: July 1st 2008
Genre: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy, YA
#1 in the Darkest Powers trilogy
Sequels: The Awakening (#2), The Reckoning (#3)


My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost - and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? it's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House...before its skeletons come back to haunt me.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Review: Goddess by Josephine Angelini


Author: Josephine Angelini
Release: May 28th 2013
Genre: Mythology, Fantasy, Romance, YA
#3 in the Starcrossed trilogy
Series: Starcrossed (#1), Dreamless (#2)


After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.

To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores.

In Josephine Angelini’s compelling conclusion to the masterfully woven Starcrossed trilogy, a goddess must rise above it all to change a destiny that’s been written in the stars. With worlds built just as fast as they crumble, love and war collide in an all-out battle that will leave no question unanswered and no heart untouched.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave

Author: Rick Yancey
Release: May 7th 2013
Genre: Post-Apocalypse, Aliens, YA
#1 in the 5th Wave trilogy
Sequels: The Infinite Sea (#2), The Last Star (#3)


The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.