Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog feature hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine which spotlights future releases that we may be eagerly anticipating. Here is my pick for the week:

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by Ally Carter

Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting—or stealing—whatever they want.

No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir—this time, Hale might be the mark.

Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.

"Perfect Scoundrels" debuts February 5, 2013.

The cover and sypnosis were released today on http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/ I cannot wait for this book! I love all of Carters books and next february cannot come quick enough! Not only is Perfect Scoundrels released by also the indigo spell by Richelle Mead along with the Beautiful Creatures movie!

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
After a scandal rocks their conservative small town, 17-year-old Parker Shelton goes overboard trying to prove that she won't turn out like her mother: a lesbian. The all-star third-baseman quits the softball team, drops 20 pounds and starts making out with guys--a lot. But hitting on the hot new assistant baseball coach might be taking it a step too far...especially when he starts flirting back.(from goodreads.com)

After loving Chasing Jordan I knew that this was the next sport related YA contemp I wanted to read! I love contemp reads and being the sporty person that I am I cannot resist a Sport Contemp! Stealing Parker will be released October 1 2012!

And thats my waiting on wednesday this week!

Keely xx

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Review Time! #11

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti
Cricket’s on a self-imposed break from her longtime boyfriend—but she’s picked a bad week to sort out her love life. For one thing, her mother’s romance is taking center stage: After jilting two previous fianc├ęs, her mom is finally marrying Dan Jax, whom Cricket loves. But as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities at a guesthouse whose hippie owners have a sweet, sexy son—Ash—complications arise:
Cricket’s future stepsisters make it clear they’re not happy about the marriage. An old friend decides this is the week to declare his love for Cricket. Grandpa chooses to reveal a big secret at a family gathering. Dan’s ex-wife shows up. And even the dogs—Cricket’s old, ill Jupiter and Dan’s young, lively Cruiser—seem to be declaring war.
While Cricket fears that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, she’s also alarmed by her own desires. Because even though her boyfriend looms large in her mind, Ash is right in front of her....

How come this is this first Deb Caletti book i've read! I think I need to go get some more of her books!

The Story of Us is the story of Cricket and Janssen. Cricket has just graduated high school, her mum is marrying Dan Jax and Cricket has no idea what she wants to do with her life after summer. The week of her mum's wedding Cricket has a choice to make with her life, Janssen is done waiting and Cricket has no clue on what to do.

This week everything seems to be happening, her best friend declares that he loves her, Ash, sweet sweet Ash, is rocking up another worry, her grandpa has a secret, she is worried about what to do with college and she is afraid that her mum will runaway from ANOTHER marraige. But mostly she doesn't know what to do with Janssen.

The story of Cricket and Janssen is told through a emails that the two exchange throughout the week of her mums wedding, their whole story is told while Cricket trys to make up her mind on what is right for her. Ash, complicates things for Cricket and well lets just say he a looker, a singer and can play guitar... 

As Cricket decides on what her life holds, her four year relationship with Janssen or to move on with Ash. The story of their love is memorable and it can stand the distance between them. The use of their dog metaphors make you understand their love and what will happen.

This book to me was so easy to connect to as I am finishing school this year and also leaving close friends, family and boyfriend behind. The choices Cricket makes sticks with you and you understand why she does what she does and how everything around her influences her decisions. (God I'm sorry I'm sounding like an english essay, just finished my english exams!)

Rating: 4.5/5

Keely x

Monday, June 18, 2012

In My Mailbox #2

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. I'm only going to do this when I get a chance, exams coming up and year 12 is terrible! So this is from the last few weeks!


Review:
  • No Such Thing As Forever by Ali Cronin. This an e-book of the up and coming release of Ali Cronin's new series Girl Hearts Boy. Released July 25th 2012. Review will be out in July!
Borrowed from library:
  • The Story of Us by Deb Caletti. Cannot wait to read this looks like a great book!
  • The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee. Loved this book and the Mary Quinn series cannot wait to get my hands on book three!
Bought:
  • Goddess Interruped by Amiee Carter. After reading the Goddess Test I knew I had to buy this one! Loving the series and looking forward to book 3.
  • Destined by Aprilynne Pike. The final book to the fairy series wings! I was sad to see this series end but I did get my final Tamani fix.
  • The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead. Well I must say this series keeps getting better! We see a different side to the characters and now the wait continues for The Indigo Spell *sigh*
Swapped:
  • Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler. This seem interesting and intriguing cannot wait to find time to read this one!
  • Why we broke up by Daniel Handler. I must say that this book wasn't what i expected and was actually funny to read about why they broke up.
  • Chasing Boys by Karen Tayleur. Once again this book was funny and left me slighty confused at the end. (Might be because it was midnight and I had work the next day)
A huge thanks to Lisa over at badassbookie.blogspot.com for swapping! And that is it for this IMM!

Keely x

Friday, June 15, 2012

Review Time! #10

Hey guys, so for the inactivty lately been super busy with school and will hopefully be back posting more in the next two weeks!

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she's been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age–old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don't die. But it's her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney's loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she's supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she's been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart? (from goodreads.com)

I couldn't wait for this book! I searched and searched every store that sold books until I got my hands on it and boy was it worth it. We start where bloodlines left off, Sydney is now head of the Palm Springs post, still watching over Jill now with Angeline (from VA academy series, she is from the keepers) and Eddie who still head over-heels for Jill at boarding school and Adrian *sigh*.

Thanks to Trey, Sydney finally starts to let loose and start thinking about dating (I could name a few people who she should be with) and meets Brayden, someone who rivals Sydney's brain. Sydney is still of course against magic whether Moroi or her own, but starts to get an open mind about it, which suprises me. There is alot more romance in this book than the previous and there is less attention to the "Vampire Hunters" which were discussed in bloodlines and was more towards Sydney and her "magical" ablilties and the relationships being formed.

The focus is now on spirit and the connections to strigoi. Dimitri and Sonya from YA are back conducting "expirements" on Dimitri and Eddie (Sonya and Adrain conducting the expirements). The way Adrain feels about Dimitri make him try and avoid these expirements and annoy him when ever he can.

The romance in this book is more complex and forbiden then before which drags you in. In TGL you see a different side of both Sydney and Adrain which is intriging and keeps you hooked until the last line. While there is still some action in it, it isn't alot which was depressing because i like all the action that comes with Richelle Meads books. However there is still some action.

Today the title for book 3 was released: The Indigo Spell! Cannot wait until February next year!

Rate: 4.5/5 (loses 0.5 for less action)

Keely x