Friday, February 28, 2014

COVER REVEALS: Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

Entertainment Weekly has been bombarding us with loads of Divergent Movie Stills (totally not complaining here) and now they've just revealed the covers for the hardcover of Four: A Divergent Collection and the four individual stories that will be released in electronic format. The hardcover and the ebook will be released on the same day, July 8, 2014! Mark your calendars, fellow Initiates!

So yeah, here are the covers ... 

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[Vampire Academy] NEW Promotional Photos of the Cast!

Zoey Deutch as Rose Hathaway

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Lucy Fry as Lissa Dragomir

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Waiting on Wednesday: CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I or us, readers are eagerly anticipating. Here's my pick this week ...

Title: CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE (The Mortal Instruments #6)
Author: Cassandra Clare (Tumblr | Twitter
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Expected Publication: May 27, 2014



I am coming.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE OWNS THE SLOT FOR MY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK FOR 2014. I JUST NEED THIS BOOK LIKE ... NOW BUT AT THE SAME TIME *sobs* I'm gonna be sad to say goodbye to one of my favorite series. Speechless.  

Mark and add City of Heavenly Fire on your "to read" list in Goodreads, using this link

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Perfectly Messy
Release Date: May 2014

Summary from Goodreads:

Popularity isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Justin Marshall knows this better than most. For the captain of the basketball team, small business owner, and son of Minnesota's next governor, life can get pretty overwhelming. But Justin can handle anything as long as he has Lucy, the girl who fell for the man he’s trying to be.

But for Justin and Lucy, finding time together proves challenging. Stolen kisses and whispered promises just aren't enough. That is, until scandalous photos of the couple are leaked to a press intent on creating a juicy scandal during Justin's dad's gubernatorial campaign. And when Lucy becomes fair play for the tabloids and gossip pages, Justin does the only thing he can to protect her: he breaks her heart.

For Lucy, junior year is everything she hoped it would be: new friends, second chances, and a boyfriend she can’t stop kissing. That is, until the boy she’s pretty sure she loves chooses the life his family wants for him, over her.

Now it’s up to Lucy to teach him what it really means to have everything. Because for Justin, being who everyone needs him to be just might cost him the one person he can’t live without.

Book One:
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About the Author
When Lizzy Charles isn’t scrambling to raise her two spunky toddlers or caring for premature and sick babies as a neonatal intensive care nurse, she’s in a quiet corner writing or snuggled up with a novel and a few squares of dark chocolate. Black tea keeps her constant and she loves guacamole. She married her high school sweet heart, a heart-melting musician, so it’s no surprise she’s fallen in love with writing contemporary YA romance novels.

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COVER REVEAL: DESIRE (Brightest Kind of Darkness #4) by PT Michelle!

Release Date: 04/01/14

Summary from Goodreads:
Now that Nara and Ethan are working together to uncover the Corvus’ secrets, they’re confident nothing can stop them.

But while they’ve learned to anticipate dark, outside forces gunning for them, neither is prepared for the insidious evil that slithers its way into their lives, nor the new challenges that surface so close to home.

Despite all the chaos and turmoil around them, the one constant they can depend on is their devotion and loyalty to each other. But as their relationship moves into deeper territory, sometimes the toughest battles are the ones waged within.

While the hunt for answers unravels more layers in the Corvus world, Ethan and Nara uncover new truths about themselves and their intricate connection to the powerful raven spirit.

When boundaries are suddenly redrawn and control shifts, Ethan and Nara will be forced to make choices that could bring them closer together or rip them apart forever.

Books in this series:
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About the Author
P.T. Michelle is the young adult and new adult pseudonym of Patrice Michelle, author of fifteen romance novels and novellas. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: THRONE OF GLASS (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Title: THRONE OF GLASS (Throne of Glass, #1) 
Author: Sarah J. Maas (Website | Twitter)


After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. 

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. 

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. 

Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Ramblings. I stumbled across this book ever since I created my account here on Goodreads and the reason why I haven’t read/added this thing earlier is because I already have a crazy amount of book series in my to read pile. And adding this thing down will already make my list and me weep. Then Crown of Midnight was released, while I’m still busy trying to tear down my tbr pile. Months flew by and January came in, one of my favourite booktubers, Christine of PolandBananasBooks, posted her booktalk about it (which I just watched the non-spoilery section)! I was tempted to put down the book I’m reading that time but I CANNOT just do that for it’ll ruin my mental tbr list. Then just this February, I was talking to a friend of mine wherein she mentioned Christine’s ToG booktalk and she said that Christine made this ToG-Reign parallels AND I WAS JUST LIKE, *jumping up and down* I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK ALREADY! Come on, one of my favourite shows is Reign so I need to read it and know what similarities does it have with this book. I also checked Goodreads on what my friends feel about this book and all of them gave it like 4 or 5 stars, so all good! Yeah, that’s pretty much it on how I ended up reading it earlier than the other book series staying in my list for forever. 

Immediate thought after reading this book. Aaaaaah I NEED Crown of Midnight already (but I still don’t have the time to read it, sad)! Anyways, I can really feel it that Sarah J. Maas will definitely step it up a notch in Book 2 in terms of action, deaths, craziness, weirdness, and conflict with everything - even concerning the heart of our female lead. It’s kind of expected for that book to be a lot more awesome because of how Throne of Glass ended. 

My thoughts. Throne of Glass follows the story of an eighteen year-old girl named Celaena Sardothien, known as the world’s most notorious assassin. She’s currently under lock down in the salt mines of Endovier because she believed that someone amongst her enemies betrayed her and had a hand of her being captured. After a year of servitude in Endovier, she finds herself in the company of the Captain of the Guards, Chaol Westfall, being dragged along to meet … to her surprise was the Crown Prince of Adarlan Dorian Havillian. That’s where Dorian springs to her the opportunity to regain her freedom. All she has to do is to represent Dorian for the King’s quest to find his Champion. Battle it out with twenty three other criminals and come out as the winner will assure her of her life and freedom. Though, winning the contest also means being the King’s champion for four years … but it’s definitely way better than rotting in Endovier. 

“If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom”, yeah yeah I think from that part of the blurb we can already guess what’ll happen and where the story’s heading to BUT do not just brush it off like of that. There’s more to it than to her trainings, the Tests and of her winning the title of the King’s Champion because half-way through the book Maas thrown in some surprising elements that I think will be the MAIN plot and be the thing that will stir conflict in the entire series. 

Throne of Glass is certainly a remarkable way to start a six-book series. The book has a great and rich detailed world building stuff going on, add these highly entertaining characters namely Celaena, Dorian and Chaol, some conflicting feels, tension, solving a mystery, introduction to a some sort of banned but existent magic and a little bit of creep-tastic goodness. I like how Maas writes, she describes things beautifully and vividly – even those not so good errr creepy stuff/moments in the book. 

[FALLEN] Finally, we have a photo of Daniel, Luce and Cam TOGETHER!

L to R: Jeremy Irvine as Daniel, Addison Timlin as Luce and Harrison Gilbertson as Cam
Now that's what I call a love triangle.
(c) lauren kate @laurenkatebooks

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Song of the FirefliesSong of the Fireflies by J.A. Redmerski
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Ramblings. I read this book way back in January and upon marking it here on Goodreads I said that I’ll probably post my review of it the next day or something … But here I am posting this thing up just now. I took me a month to get back on writing this book review because I really don’t know what to feel about it and yeah maybe until now.

First off, I just want to say that I totally love J.A. Redmerski’s The Edge of Always and Killing Sarai. Though, I still haven’t read the sequels of those series (I need to read those books but ughh there’s so little time) but I can definitely say that she really is an awesome author. Those two series were like from entirely different spectrum and she managed to pull it off. I even gave those books a 5-star rating. So upon seeing Song of the Fireflies available for request on Netgalley, I didn’t have to think twice whether I would request it or not. I was just “Omg that’s a J.A. Redmerski book! I really need to get my hands on that one”. *insert waiting period here* When I got an email from Netgalley and the publisher of this book (Forever) saying that I was being granted an ARC of this book, I was just extremely happy because I got to read it a month away from the release date then ...

My thoughts. I started reading it and I was really hooked with the opening sentence or prolly the first chapter. Then the following chapters rolls in and the whole time I was reading it I was just thinking of putting this book down or if I should continue on with the book. Maybe it’s because that I felt quite frustrated and that I find it very hard to connect with these characters. There was also this point wherein I reached the last few chapters of the book and I was just reading it for the sake of finishing it. *shrugs* and I’m quite sad because I felt that for this book.

Song of the Fireflies is definitely a lot darker than The Edge of Always. I know that it’s not always rainbows and unicorns in our lives and Redmerski clearly depicted that here but I seriously can’t even with the decisions of our main characters (Elias and Bray). I know both of their lives were hugely thrown off with that horrible accident but huff jfc I don’t know where I’m going with this rambling of mine. But I can definitely say that this book got too much drama in it, all kinds of messiness and will certainly make you feel feels that aren't good.

Elias and Bray have been friends since forever but I guess they just know each other (or more on Elias knows Bray) on the surface. Bray’s communication skills towards to other people are non-existent and with Elias she left out this huge and vital part of herself. Thus, creating some unnecessary drama in the book. Elias is purely devoted to Bray, even going along with her and risking his life for her sake. While Bray is also in love with him, she doesn’t think or feel that Elias is enough for her to be able to fight with her inner demons or even in that particular scene where she made THAT certain decision. Aaaah just typing this down is exhausting me, so I’ll prolly get back to this on a later date and try to add some more stuff in this post.

Maybe this particular book wasn't just for me, sooooo. And I would also like to say that I will pretty much read future books from J.A. Redmerski.

Bye x

*I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley and the publisher for an honest review*

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