Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fearscape by Nenia Campbell

Fearscape (Horrorscape, #1)

Fearscape by Nenia Campbell

First in the Horrorscape series

4.5 stars

Valerian lives in a world where antiheroes and bad boys are idolized and deemed romantic, but what happens when she meets a real bad boy and not something like out of a book? Gavin Mecozzi, is the school’s outcast. He’s been labeled as crazy and a loner, but when Val meets him in a pet store she becomes intrigued and wants to know more about him. Someone has been stalking Val and he will stop at nothing to own her. *I should start this reviewing by saying that I’m friends with the author, but this doesn’t affect my thoughts and feelings towards this book at all.* Can I just say how much I love this concept and how I want to hug Nenia for actually tackling this topic. For once a stalker isn’t deemed as a romantic love interest. This guy is truly horrifying and not once did I think about any of his actions as romantic. This book is literally a fun and thrilling ride. If this book wasn’t on your radar before, please seriously think about adding it to your TBR because it’s definitely worth it. Now as much as I love this book, I’m also shocked that I enjoyed it because for the first chapter I thought I wouldn’t enjoy it at all. I was apprehensive about continuing, but by chapter three I was breezing through the pages and couldn’t get enough. I was always on edge while reading and I love when an author is able to do that.


The main female character is Val. I didn’t really like Val at first, but as I read on I saw a lot of myself in her. There were still times when she would lose my liking for her, but it was brief. She’s a relatable character and I like that she didn’t have any special talents. She was a great artist, but it wasn’t like most YA heroines today who are insanely talented at something. I appreciate a real heroine who mirrors me or other people I know.


Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 9

The main male character and villain are Gavin. There were maybe a few scenes where I thought that maybe Gavin wasn’t a complete psycho who was stalking Val, but I knew it was him. From the moment he’s first introduced something is off about him. Yes, Gavin is intriguing, but he is also unsettling. There are a lot of things off about Gavin and can I just say that the ending surrounding him and all of that craziness was a pure mindfuck. I literally dropped my Kindle and reread the horror because it was just crazy.


Swoon Worthy Scale: NO!

Villain Scale: 9

I liked how Val’s mom was around throughout the novel. She was there and not just a prop or an absent parent. I kind of wish Val’s friends were more present. They were there, but towards the end of the novel they left her life almost completely.


Character Scale: 8

I want the sequel so bad. I should be getting it soon! I can’t wait to read the rest of these books because they are a complete twisted mess of feelings. I don’t think my brain appreciated me reading this book right after Comfort Food, but I love crazies. I want more and I can’t wait to read Horrorscape because that epilogue left me wanting more. Give this a shot because it’s definitely worth reading if you are looking for a new indie author.


Cover Thoughts: I love the cover. It fits this novel so well in every possible way. It’s probably one of my favorite covers in my Kindle library.



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lick by Kylie Scott

Lick (Stage Dive, #1)

Lick by Kylie Scott

First in the Stage Dive series

4 stars

Evelyn Thomas just wanted to have some fun in Vegas for her twenty-first birthday. She didn’t think she would wake up in her hotel room with a killer hangover and a sexy, half-naked man in her room. Things only get worse when she sees a gigantic ring on her finger and that’s when what happens in Vegas quickly decides not to stay in Vegas. I went into Lick hoping it would be mind-blowing amazing, while it wasn’t that amazing, I can definitely say that I loved Lick. I can’t bring myself to rate it higher than four stars and that is how it shall stay. Lick has all the elements to get a girl like me to want to read it. There’s a sexy guy on the cover, rock ‘n roll, an interesting enough plot, and romance. This is really all it takes for me to request your book on Netgalley because I absolutely lack willpower and had never heard of this book before. I started Lick on impulse and it was the best impulsive read I’ve made in a while. I wasn’t blown away, but I sped through this book and all its drama quickly. That’s not to say that I didn’t have a few problems with Lick, but I did definitely enjoy it. (I know this review is horrible, I’m scatterbrained right now. Sorry!)


The main female character is Evelyn or as she more commonly goes by as, Ev. I surprisingly like Evelyn. There were times when I wanted to scream sense into her head, but compared to most heroines I’ve come across in erotic she has a strong head. I consider this book to be erotica because there are quite a few sex scenes, at least enough for me to label it as such. It’s not kinky, mind-numbing erotica though because wait for it… it has a plot! Well as far as a plot can go with waking up with a rockstar husband out of the blue one morning. Evelyn could make me scream at times at her stupidity, but I also liked her jokes and she was fun.


Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 8

The main male character is David. *swoons* David has his flaws and terrible anger problems, but not as bad as most new adult “heroes”. I’m probably biased because all it takes for me to instantly love you is an instrument ability and a beautiful voice. David has this and boy was I left flailing. This is my David in my mind. 


While I also had moments when I wanted to scream at David, which was pretty much the climatic part of the book, I quickly forgave him because I love rockstars and I have no control even when they are fictional.


Swoon Worthy Scale: 9.5

The Villain- I guess there is a villain. I wasn’t expecting David’s pass girlfriend to be who it was because that just seemed like the dumbest thing ever. You can click on the spoiler if you don’t mind being spoiled a bit. Why on earth would you have your ex-girlfriend, the girl who shattered your heart by sleeping with your brother, as your bands’ PA? 






Sorry, but David this is where I punch you in the face. I’ll kiss you afterwards to make it feel better.


Villain Scale: 5

The boys in Stage Dive are Mal, Ben, and Jimmy. Mal is hands down my favorite with his jokes and optimistic outlook. I didn’t really get to know Ben and Jimmy enough to either hate or like them, but I didn’t really like Jimmy because he isn’t the nicest. Lauren is Evelyn’s best friend and I liked her well enough, but didn’t really care about her being around. There were a few other characters that made me laugh, but I’m not mentioning all of them.


Character Scale: 8

I enjoyed Lick a lot and while it definitely isn’t one of the best books out there it’s a lot of fun. I recommend it for mindless reading or if you’re in the mood for dramatic fluff. I’m definitely going to read the sequel even though I have no idea what it’s about because rock is awesome and I love these kind of books.


Cover Thoughts: Can I just take this guy home? No? Ok. *cries in corner while staring longingly at those amazing muscles* I really only requested this book because of the cover alone. Then I read the synopsis and decided that I would definitely read it.

Thanks Netgalley and Momentum for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.




Friday, July 19, 2013

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Some Quiet Place

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

First book in the Some Quiet Place series

3.5 stars

Elizabeth Caldwell has always known she was different, but it isn’t easy for to hide. She doesn’t feel emotions, but she can see them. All of the emotions surround her classmates and family. All the emotions have given up on her because she doesn’t succumb to their touch, except for Fear. He wants to figure out who Elizabeth really is and why she can’t feel anything. Something is stalking Elizabeth, but how can she understand what is going on if she can’t remember who she is and how she got to such emptiness? I’ve been meaning to review forever, but vacation got in the way, so apologies to the publishers and how I’m so terrible at this. I apologize. On to the review, I’m not really sure if I like Some Quiet Place. I loved it at first thought it was going to be a five star book, but the middle just halted and it all went downhill for me. I would like to give the reason as to why this book just stopped working for me, but it’s a huge spoiler. That means if there’s a spoiler tag, it’s best not to read it at all if you are interested in this book.


The main female character is Elizabeth. I actually like Elizabeth, but she can be so much of a Debbie Downer. It made me like her less and less the more she would deny how she couldn’t feel, which I thought was ironic since she isn’t supposed to feel anything, but she can obviously deny stuff. This book is really just one big contradiction of itself. It works at the end, but not the beginning. You can’t have a character who is not supposed to feel things, but can deny things. According to Ms. Sutton, Denial is an emotion. This annoyed me to no end. I would occasionally skim a review before starting this book and I saw that a lot of reviews mentioned this. At least I think I saw this. (I’m not sure since I’ve been having dreams about books and reviewing and Goodreads, so I don’t know if it happened or not. I think I saw this though.) Anyway this is really the one thing that bothers me about Elizabeth. I also really wanted to slap her at the last 80% of the book, but she got better at like 98%.


Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 7

The main male characters are Fear and Josh (or Joshua). I love Fear. He is amazing and it is as simple as that. I don’t need reasons to love him because my love isn’t an obsession like some of my fictional character lovers loves. I just really enjoyed him as a character and he was one of my favorites in the novel. Then we have Joshua, who I wish was a nonexistent entity in the novel. He had absolutely no point and I want him gone. I will scream if I see him in the upcoming books and I know I will. I really dislike unnecessary love triangles and Joshua just needs to go away and let Fear be happy with Elizabeth or Rebecca.

Swoon Worthy Scale: Fear-9 Josh-5

The Villain- I shouldn’t seen this plot development coming. It has been done quite a bit. There is always a rogue something or other from a race of people not humans. It gets tiring sometimes. Plus this guy is literally your worst nightmare and I felt like he was a mediocre YA villain. It would’ve been more interesting if we got to see something, I don’t know more sadistic, but this is YA. So for a YA villain he was a good one.


Villain Scale: 8

I have to address this one character that I absolutely love, but hate how she was just another tool in this book. Maggie’s death tore my heart out and it was one of the cruelest character deaths I’ve encountered. Why had this been done? It proved nothing other than just more stuff for Elizabeth to deal with this and I hated how it was used like that. This is where I totally lost most interest in the book because it felt forced upon the reader. I also liked Elizabeth’s “brother”. I also wanted to see more of Morgan who held a lot of promise as being an actual character, but I must admit that ending with her made me tearing up a bit with happiness. I also don’t like how Sophia just didn’t like Elizabeth when they were once besties. Once again another mean girl meant to terrorize the heroine. At the same time, I actually enjoyed how she was an actual mean person and not just someone who would just say cruel names, but went out of their way to cause physical humiliation.


Character Scale: 8

I really enjoyed Some Quiet Place, but I wish some things would’ve been done differently. I will be continuing the series though. I really like where it is going, but I wonder if it’ll be enough for an actual plot.


Cover Thoughts: It’s absolutely gorgeous. One of my favorite covers of the year.

Huge thank you to Netgalley and Flux for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Also I'm sorry it was passed the "deadline".

Monday, July 15, 2013

Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas

Comfort Food

Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas

5 stars

Emily Vargas finds herself in a dark room and being held captive. Her captor refuses to speak to her because he knows how much she craves human contact. She thinks that he’s beautiful and he isn’t violent towards her, so he mustn’t be a monster.


DISCLAIMER: This is not a story about consensual BDSM. This is a story about “actual” slavery. If reading an erotic story without safewords makes you uncomfortable, this is not the book for you. This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any behavior done to another human being without their consent.


I finished this book over a month ago and I still don’t know what to say. It’s hard to write a review for a book like this. I’m not sure what to say without giving away spoilers. I feel like if I say anything I’ll ruin the whole book. I don’t want to ruin this book for anybody. I think it’s a book that should be read. No, this book needs to be read. If you thought Stolen: A Letter to My Captor was an emotional rollercoaster then read Comfort Food. It is ten times worse and I don’t know how to feel. I hate these people and yet I loved them. Guess the best way to describe this book would be the happy ending for Stolen: A Letter to My Captor. Happy if you consider this kind of submission a happy ending and not torture. I was thinking (which I seem to do a lot about this book because I never know quite what to say or feel) that if Ty had been just a little more crazy or a more dominant person Comfort Food would’ve been the result. I think that Comfort Food is a more mature version of Stolen, but aside from that everything else so much different. I’ll try my best not to spoil anything, but the character section will be quite short because I can talk about a character’s personality without giving away spoiler. That means the spoiler tags are ACTUAL spoilers, so click at your own risk.

The main female character is Emily. I actually can’t stand Emily. When I first met her I didn’t like her very much and I still don’t like her now that I think about it. I don’t think it matters though. I feel like the author’s intentions are to make a likable heroine you want to break free from her captive and get justice, it’s about a heroine that finds herself in a nightmare and becomes ensnared in the devil’s glamor. [There were so many times throughout this book when I actually liked Emily, but she would fight back. She was strong, but her captor was stronger. She apologizes a lot throughout the novel and it becomes like a defense mechanism. She automatically blurts out those words when she thinks she’s done something to deserve punishment and in those times I felt terribly sorry for the situation that she found herself in. I also wanted her to break free, but like Emily as the story went on I found myself not wanting her to leave because I wanted more of this sick and twisted tale. There’s a time when Emily goes to the zoo and she herself connects with the animals in the zoo. This really got to me,
“Although this is a valid concern, unfortunately once an animal has lived in captivity for so long, it’s more cruel to release them back into the wild. They no longer have the survival skills.”
With those two sentences I saw the real horror of Stockholm syndrome and the repercussions it has on people. 


Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 7

The main male character is well Emily’s captor. You know what I noticed that really stuck out for me was that he had a rule book just like Christian Grey. I thought it was kind of weird how so women idolize and romanticize about Christian Grey, but no one romanticizes about this guy. Why? They do the exact same things and they are mirror images of each other when it comes to sexual dominance. I just don’t get it, but that’s not the point of this story at all. I actually sympathized at one point for this monster of a man, but it wasn’t for very long. It also went away very quickly. I don’t really consider this a spoiler so I won’t put it in a tag. There was a time when, I’ll call him Captor, Captor pours hot wax on Emily while having sex. He spells out the word, MINE. In that one moment, I realized that he is one of the most sadistic people I have ever read about and the scarier thing was that Emily enjoyed it. Stockholm syndrome is a scary thing. I didn’t really realize what it does to the psyche, but it is truly terrifying.


Swoon Worthy Scale: NO

Villain Scale: Broke My Scale


The ending or should I say epilogue was one of the best I’ve ever read. I think it’s because it didn’t focus on Emily or her captor, but on her mom and what it did to her. This book is utterly amazing and if you don’t at least consider putting it on your TBR list you are missing out on so much. I’ll definitely be reading more by this author because she is truly a very good one.

Cover Thoughts: I actually love the cover. It fits perfectly, but I also loved it before I read the book.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #5

Stacking the Shelves is a quickly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's a way for readers to share books they've received or bought.


This week I got a bunch of goodies from a friend on instragram. If you are interested in her instagram it's @fandomcity! The ebooks I received are:

Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5)Eleanor and Park
Divergent (Divergent, #1)Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent, #1.5)
                                      Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi: I've already started this one and I'm so excited for it! I'm really liking it so far! I loved Warner so much in Shatter Me, so this is such a treat!
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: I'm excited for this one! I've heard that's it's so sweet and it sounds like such a beautiful story. I can't wait!
Divergent by Veronica Roth: I finally have this! I think probably everyone will say "Shame on you for having not read these yet, but I can't wait!
Free Four by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

These are all iBooks. I get so many books on my Kindle that I would look crazy if I posted all the books I downloaded, but maybe next week I'll post a few!

Physical Copies:
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scot Fitzgerald: Eep!!!!!!!! I'm so happy I got a copy of this book. Even though I'll be reading it my junior year, I don't think I can wait another year! I can't wait to start this one! I absolutely loved the movie, but I'm looking forward to a classic tale!

Leave you StS in the comments! I love seeing other shelves!
 

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1)

The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

First in The Secret series

2 stars

Ella has run away from her home town without a trace. Ella leaves behind the one person that cared about her to get away from her past; she transforms herself into somebody completely different. She follows rules, does her school work, and is no longer an open book. Summer has come and Ella has nowhere else to go, but home. She has to face the demons that she tried so hard to get away from and face the one person that lives next door that she left behind. Micha is torn up over Ella leaving without a trace. He gave up the one thing he loved to just search for her. He can’t believe she’s come back, but Ella isn’t who she once was, but he’ll do anything to get her back.
If you loved Beautiful Disaster then you're ready to discover . . .
This tagline probably will make anyone that’s read Beautiful Disaster or even reviews steer clear of it. While I know that Beautiful Disaster has a fan base it also has a hate base and it’s probably not best to compare it to a book that idealizes an abusive relationship as romantic. As someone that hasn’t yet read Beautiful Disaster (but plenty of reviews), I can say that this book doesn’t idealize an abusive relationship at all. In fact, Micha would probably beat himself up if he so much as told Ella something cruel. So why it is uses that tagline, is beyond me. Anyway I can pretty much say that The Secret of Ella and Micha is probably a book that you should just skip. I hate saying this because it makes me sound cruel, but it’s so true. I was excited to read the Secret of Ella and Micha because I really enjoyed The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, but this book is dull. It offers nothing at all. It’s so stereotypical that I just want to scream. How is it stereotypical you ask? Well, Ella is your typical emotional wreck of a heroine who needs
saving, but won’t admit, Micha is your typical bad boy womanizer, they come from broken homes, Ella likes cars ‘cause she’s one of the boys (I’m getting tired of this one), and they were friends for years who never acted on anything until after a tragic accident or whatever. I just described the whole book to you without even giving anything, but everything away.


The main female character is Ella. Ella is a complete and total dunce. I think she’s selfish and she pretty much has no regard for other people. Spoilers may come out threw the review, but I’ll mark them if they are major. She left her mom alone even though she knew that she could kill herself. Her father struggles with alcoholism heavily. I don’t know how he was even able to go to work with how much he drank and if I remember correctly he ended up getting hurt at work at some point in the novel. At one point in the novel, Ella goes to a bar to retrieve her father and has a talk with the bartender.
He shrugs. “Or AA. Something that will help him get his life together.”

I scratch my head, confused. Why hadn’t it occurred to me? Panic starts to claw up my throat and guilty feelings about my mother’s death consume.

Not only are there several grammatical errors in this one paragraph, but you also learned a lot about Ella. She is an idiot who only thinks about herself. Ella never once stopped and thought about what she could do to help her father with his drinking and guess what? She doesn’t even attempt to get him help at all during the whole entire novel. It is all “Woe is me! Life is so unfair! Why did I have to be dealt such a cruel life?” She also turns that talk into something about herself. She starts blaming herself with her mom’s suicide even though it doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that she didn’t even think about getting her dad to attend AA or something.


I’m done with her stupid selfishness. She does nothing but make me rage at her blatant stupidity. She does nothing but hurt others and acts like she’s the only one that has to feel hurt in life.


Kick- Butt Heroine Scale: 2

The main male character is Micha. Micha is just boring. He tries to be that perfect bad boy trope and I’m over his lame ass. He sings songs (like that hasn’t been done before *cough cough* The Edge of Never *cough cough*). Not only is he an apparently amazing singer and songwriter, but he stopped doing the one thing he loved when Ella left, which is just stupid.
“Let me wallow in self-pity and search for Ella all day and night. My life has no existence without you. I’m nothing.”-Micha’s train of thought (Not really that’s just how I saw it). Also that he song he sang at the coffeehouse made me gag at the blatant over-the-topness. Sorensen was trying way too hard to make us swoon. All I did was think “blah” and then go listen to Sleeping With Sirens (because that’s good lovey-dovey music). Micha also has this annoying habit of calling Ella Ella, May or baby doll. 


I don’t swoon over Micha. He tries too hard to be that bad boy that sweeps me Ella off her feet. I’m not buying it.


Swoon Worthy Scale: 2

The Villain-

Villain Scale:



The one thing that I did enjoy witnessing was the possible love that could happen between Lila and Ethan. I personally am really curious about where that could go from and I would rather read that book than a continuation of Ella and Micha.


Character Scale: 5

This book is just a boring mess. Sorensen has terrible concept of time. She has us eight months in the past and Ella and Micha are interacting, but eight months ago she was just in Las Vegas. I caught this one thing that really bothered me and I hope that it was just a mistake in my ARC. Alas, this book just seriously lacked in comparison to The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden. If you have to choose between those two books in the future pass this one up and go with that one. It's so much better.


Cover Thoughts: I love the cover, but it doesn’t really have anything to do with the book. That blue and purple looks so good together though.

Thank you, Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 



Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My Immortal by Tara Gilesbie YES! The Infamous Fanfiction

My Immortal

My Immortal by Tara Gilesbie

4 stars

This fanfic is a masterpiece. It's one of the worst things that I've ever read, but it's so bad it's good. The characters all have no personality. Most of the time they just gave me a headache. Ebony or Enoby is a Mary Sue in the perfect sense of the word.

I've learned a lot from My Immortal like how to be goffic, what goffic and Satanists listen to, that it's OK to shoot people if you have a headache, that goffs think bis are hot, Goffic girls don't die their hair (either their hair is dead or they use spray paint), no one dies ever (either it's cause your from another time period or your a vampire), you could be the dullest person on Earth but everyone wants you, almost all male teachers at Hogwarts are pervs, Voldemort carries a gun, cocks are actually all glocks (which is dangerous if you ask me), and the most important thing I learned is Goffic fashion. This book will probably cause you to lose serious brain cells and shouldn't be read unless you are prepared for such loss.



My personal favorite quotes from My Immortal:

“Oh! Oh! Oh! ” I screamed. I was beginning to get an orgasm. We started to kiss everywhere and my pale body became all warm. And then….

“WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU MOTHERFUKERS!”

It was…………………………………………………….Dumbledore!


"He was so sexy that my body went all hot when I saw him kind of like an erection only I’m a girl so I didn’t get one you sicko." (Ebony taught us some Biology, which makes sense because she takes Advanced Biology.)

 

"Draco and I held our pale white hands with black nail polish as we went upstairs. I was wearing red Satanist sings on my nails in red nail polish (AN: c doez dat sound lik a Maru Sue 2 u?)."
 
I love when Tara decides to put in her two cents during random parts, they are usually funnier than the story itself.

"It was…… Voldemort!
“No!” I shouted in a scared voice but then Voldemort shouted “Imperius!” and I couldn’t run away.
“Crookshanks!” I shouted at him. Voldemort fell of his broom and started to scream. I felt bad for him even though I’m a sadist so I stopped."

 

“What have you done!” He started to cry wisely. (c dats basically nut swering and dis time he wuz relly upset n u wil c y) “Ebony Draco has been found in his room. He committed suicide by slitting his wrists.”
Then Draco came back to life in the next chapter. He never even stayed dead.

"Then I looked out the window and screamed… Snap was spying on me and he was taking a video tape of me! And Loopin was masticating to it! They were sitting on their broomsticks."

 

"It was.,……………………….. Volsemort and da Death Dealers!"
I think I like Death Dealers better than Death Eaters. It makes me think that instead of sucking out my soul they'll just try to make someone OD.

"Well anyway, I put on some black eyesharow, black eyeliner, and some black lipstick and white foundation. Then I went. Den I gasped…………………………………………………………….Snake and Loopin were in da middle of da empty hall, doin it, and Dobby was watching!1"
 
 
 
 

 

“THE BARK LORD IS PLANNING TO KILL THE STUDENTS!” yelled Cornelia Fudge."
 
“Eboby…..Ebony…….” Darth Valer sed evilly in his raspy voice. “Thou havfe failed ur mission. Now I shall kill thou and I shall kill Vampire as well. If thou does not kill him before then I shall kill Draco too!”

"We started freching as we climbed into the cofin. He put his spock in my you-know-what and passively we did it."

“OMFG kool wait whatz a 4-letter-wurd 4 dirt?” he esked in his sexah voice.

“Um I guezz sand????” I laid confuesdly.

“Yah I wuz just triinyg to make sure u were stil da same perzon.” He triumphently giggled.
Voldemort giggled y'all! 
 


Now hence forth and rot your own brain cells, because I need to regain mine. 

Waiting on Wednesday #4

                                                   

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine, where bloggers are able to showcase upcoming releases we're anticipating!

My WoW:

 Smoke (Burned, #2)
Goodreads Summary:
Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far too many years of abuse at the hands of her father, and after the tragic loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn is desperate for peace. Only her sister Jackie knows what happened that night, but she is stuck at home with their mother, who clings to normalcy by allowing the truth to be covered up by their domineering community leaders. Her father might be finally gone, but without Pattyn, Jackie is desperately isolated. Alone and in disguise, Pattyn starts a new life, but is it even possible to rebuild a life when everything you’ve known has burned to ash and lies seem far safer than the truth?

Why I can't wait:
I absolutely love Burned, it's one of my favorite books I've ever read and the ending tore my heart to shreds and was left open and unresolved with so many possibilities. I'm so glad that Ms. Hopkins decided to write a sequel because it's one of those books that I need to know what happened to after the aftermath of a tragic ending. 

What's your WoW? Leave them in the comments!:)

Sorry For My Absence

I'm sorry that I haven't been around my blog for the past two weeks, I think? I was having computer problems and then I went on vacation and had only my phone and Kindle. I'll be posting a few reviews this week and try to get back into the swing of blogging. :)

If you're wondering where I went on vacation, I went to Conroe, Texas. We stayed at a resort and did all kinds of things. I had a lot of fun and hope we go back next year!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Blogoversary

So apparently my first blogoversary already passed and I hadn't even realized it. :O I was at camp during my blogoversary this year and I hadn't event thought about it until just now. I was planning on hosting a giveaway, but I guess I'll just have to wait until next year!