Aug 27 2014
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Waiting on Wednesday #101 Wreck Me (Nova #4) by Jessica Sorensen

 

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that showcases our most anticipated upcoming releases.

 

 
My pick for this week is the fourth book in the Nova series, it it a new adult contemporary romance. This is one those few series that tears me up inside with each new book, so emotional and raw and it is sooo good. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen Nova and Quinton, but this will be Tristan and Avery’s story and I a pretty excited to be part of their story. I really liked Tristan!
 

 

Waiting on Wednesday #101 Wreck Me (Nova #4) by Jessica SorensenWreck Me
Series: Nova #4
By Jessica Sorensen
Published by
Forever

On October 22nd 2014
Genres:
New Adult Contemporary Comedy

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Tristan and Avery's story.

Once upon a time there was a girl named Avery Hensley who thought she’d found the guy—the one that she thought she was going to spend the rest of her life with. They got married young and had the most beautiful son in the world.

Life seemed perfect.

But not everything is what it seems.

Turned out the guy had another side to him, one Avery didn’t see coming. He wrecked her and broke her into a thousand pieces that she had to put back together again. She swore off guys from then on, vowing never to let anyone hurt her or her son again. She built a wall around herself and planned on never letting anyone through it again.

But then she meets Tristan Morganson. He wrecks Avery in a different way, the kind of way that makes her feel free again, the kind of way that makes her think not all guys are bad. But can Avery trust him enough to let her wall come crumbling down?


~ ~ ~ Official Blurb will be out soon ~ ~ ~
**This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.**

 

 

 
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Breaking Nova (Nova #1)
My Review

Saving Quinton (Nova #2)
My Review

 

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Delilah: The Making of Red (Nova #2.5)
My Review

Nova and Quinton: No Regrets (Nova #3)
My Review

 

 

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About Jessica Sorensen

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Jessica Sorensen is the author of The New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers, The Secret of Ella and Micha, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, and Breaking Nova, which are New Adult Contemporary novels. She also writes Paranormal series, including the Fallen Star Series, Shattered Promises, Darkness Falls, and the Death Collectors. She loves writing and reading and is an avid watcher of TV series The Vampire Diaries and Modern Family. An immense music lover, Jessica immerses herself in her music as she writes. She has a broad taste in music, and a list of favorite songs that goes on for miles! A few of her current favorite bands are Chevelle, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, Flight 409, and Nirvana. Some of Jessica’s favorite “watch it over, and over again” movies include Anywhere but Here, Juno, Pride and Prejudice, The Hangover, and Bad Teacher.

Jenea

Aug 26 2014
6

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

 

Welcome to my stop on the tour for The Girl from the Well, a young adult horror. There is a review and a giveaway for this stop. Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for The Girl from the Well by Rin ChupecoThe Girl from the Well
By Rin Chupeco
Published by
Sourcebooks Fire

On August 5th 2014
Genres:
Young Adult Horror Retelling

Format: eARC
Pages:
304

Source: Netgalley
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You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out.

 

 

 

My Thoughts 1

 

 

 
When the blurb says that this is like Dexter meets The Grudge, all I can say is count me in. Being based on the Japanese legend, made me want to go and check out the original, and it is pretty scary by the way too.
 
I have to say, I wasn’t sure what to think about the ghost, Okiku. I mean she is a murderous ghost who has an insatiable need for vengeance for those who hurt children. Murder wasn’t the way to go, but I guess I can understand her thinking, she was wronged in a horrible way, and I felt sorry for her. When she meets Tark, he is covered in mysterious tattoos and has a darkness that surrounds him and she become fascinated with him. And he is an interesting character, so I can see why. He has had a rough life, and how he stayed as strong as he did was beyond me. Callie is his cousin, she is sweet and caring when it came to Tark, and his Dad was too. It was a great group of characters overall.
 
This was definitely like having The Grudge, Dexter and The Ring all blended together into one seriously eerie read. The writing style is a little strange and can be disjointing, so it takes some getting used to and so does the constant counting by Okiku. We get three POV’s, our terrifying ghosts POV, Tark’s and Callie’s. All three of the POV’s told the tale through different eyes, Okiku stalking her victims, and the emotions of each of them and their fear too. And there are some pretty graphic scenes through out this, the give you chills kind and then there is the whole doll rituals thing. Really makes me glad I didn’t play with dolls when I was little, these are some frightening dolls. Evil spirits and pure craziness going on all around. Loooved it! The ending was bittersweet but I was pretty happy with the way everything did wrap up.
 
As a fan of horror books and movies, I am always looking for new ones and sometimes I am a little hard to please, but The Girl from the Well was great one for sure. This is a great addition to the YA psychological horror genre, and I will be on the lookout for more Chupeco.

 

 

 

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About Rin Chupeco

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Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. Dances like the neighbors are watching.

Jenea

Aug 25 2014
10

Review for The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing

 

Review for The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy EwingThe Jewel
Series: The Lone City, #1
By Amy Ewing
Published by
Harper Teen

On September 2nd 2014
Genres:
Young Adult Dystopian

Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.

 

 

 

My Thoughts 1

 

 

 
Jewel has such a beautiful cover, and it sounded like it would be a good new dystopian. The blurb tells of villainous people, backstabbing and violence, and what would a dystopian be without those types of elements. I did get all of those elements, but overall I was disappointed when I reached the end.
 
Young girls who are from lower classes are tested for their worth and then put up auction for the royals to bid on. They have are giving a chance at a new life, a better life, in a new home, beautiful clothes, which sounds great. But they are basically slaves and the powers are used and abused. Their main purpose it to carry babies for the royal women… It is a dark and scary world, and disturbing what these girls have to go through just to have a better life.
 
Violet is the main character, she places high when she is tested, which means she will be in demand during the auction. She is, well, she is complacent with the whole thing. She is going to carry a baby for an other woman, and she just takes in stride, attending balls and spending time in her new gorgeous bedroom. I understand that this is the society they live in, but I kept waiting for her to rebel. And I kept waiting. I can’t really say whether or not I enjoyed her because we are more or less told what others think about her that seeing her and they way she was. Most of the royals are made to out to be conniving and backstabbing each other.
 
The world was interesting but with not a lot if background info. It was hard to immerse myself into it, I want to know things like how why the royals can’t carry their own children, and how the society became separated by districts. There is plenty of scandals, deaths and also had a magical element. The surrogates have magic which I did think was pretty amazing! But how and why, wasn’t answered and I would like to know how their different abilities came to be. There is a quick romance, yep, forbidden insta-love all the way. They normally don’t bother me all that much, but something about this one between Violet and Ash did.
 
The pacing towards the end picks up speed and ends with a cliffhanger, leaving too many questions for me. I’m not sure if I will continue the series or now, but I guess we’ll see. Jewel might have been a little bit of let down for me, but I would recommend checking out some other reviews.

 

 

 

2 hts

 

 

 

About Amy Ewing

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Amy Ewing is the young adult author of THE JEWEL, the first in a trilogy from HarperTeen, coming out September 2014.
She grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age. Amy moved to New York City in 2000 to study theater at New York University. Unfortunately, her acting career didn’t quite pan out. She worked in restaurants, as an administrative assistant, a nanny, and a sales representative for a wine distributor before the lack of creativity in her life drove her to begin writing.

Amy received her MFA in Creative Writing for Children from The New School, where she was lucky enough to meet a fabulous community of YA writers who keep her sane on a daily basis. She lives in Harlem, where she spends her days writing, eating cheese, and occasionally binge watching The Vampire Diaries.
From http://amyewingbooks.com/

Jenea

Aug 24 2014
19

The Sunday Post #116

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer 
~ It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blogs for the week ahead.

 

 
This week was a long one. I spent most of the week with an awful headache that wouldn’t go away, so I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done. :(

Our neighbor’s son turned 13, so Friday night there was a birthday party/bonfire and the boys camped out. Which means they never went to bed. Boys staying up all night + running around all the yards playing football + riding four wheelers = no sleep for us parents. They all had fun but slept most of Saturday. I spent most of my day baking a cake for our daughters birthday which I will be putting the layers together and decorating it Sunday morning.

I am falling asleep as I am typing, but maybe next week will a little quieter. Hehe, a quiet week at my house… What are those? lol
 

 

Here’s what happened this week:

 

Reviews:
Feral by Holly Schindler

Amity by Micol Ostow

Blog Tours/Blitz:
Storms of Lazarus (Shadows of Asphodel #2) by Karen Kincy

Fated by Rachael Wade, Nikki Jefford, Stacey Marie Brown, Alyssa Rose Ivy, Heather Hildenbrand

Weekly Events:
Waiting on Wednesday #100 #WoW

New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of August 25th

Trailer Reveal and Giveaway for MELT by Selene Castrovilla

 

Coming Up Next Week:

 

Review:
The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing

Made For You by Melissa Marr

Ghost House (The Ghost House Saga #1) by Alexandra Adornetto

Blog Tour:
Review and Giveaway The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Weekly Events:
WoW Post #101

New Additions: Releases for the week of September 1st

 

 

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The Walls Around Us
by Nova Ren Suma

The Ruby Airship
by Sharon Gosling

 

 

(Many thanks to Algonquin Young Readers)
(Many thanks to Capstone Switch Press)

 

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Tear You Apart
by Sarah Cross

Love and Other Unknown Variables
by Shannon Lee Alexander

 

(Many thanks to Egmont)
(Many thanks to Entangled: Teen)
 

 

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Rae of Hope (The Chronicles of Kerrigan #1)
by W.J. May

Ever Fire: A Dark Faerie Tale (A Dark Faerie Tale #2)
by Alexia Purdy

Quest
by Laura Masciarelli

Crave (Fire and Ice #1)
by Violet Vaughn

A Spark Of Magic: Chosen Saga Book One
by J. L. Clayton

 

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The Tech War (Kiah’s Soul-Shifting Journey #2)
by Ann Denton

A Sense of Shadows (Rain City Hunters, #1)
by Lib Starling

Backstage Pass (The Backstage Pass Rock Star Romance #1)
by Elizabeth Nelson

 

 

 

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Aug 23 2014
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New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of August 25th

 

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This is a feature that is done on Saturdays here at Books Live Forever. Spotlighting some new Young Adult and New Adults, and the occasional Adult book that I find that are hitting shelves next week.

 

 

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How to Fall (Jess Tennant #1)
by Jane Casey

My Review

Feral by Holly Schindler
My Review

 

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Breaking Butterflies
by M. Anjelais

My Review

Amity
by Micol Ostow

My Review

 

 

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You Loved Me At My Darkest (You Loved Me #1)
by Evie Harper

Get Me (The Keatyn Chronicles #6)
by Jillian Dodd

Guardian
by Courtney Cole

The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1)
by Jeaniene Frost

I Want It That Way (2B Trilogy #1)
by Ann Aguirre

 

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Something Forever (Something Great #3)
by M. Clarke

Rival Love
by Natalie Decker

Circle of Stones
by Catherine Fisher

Summerfall: A Winterspell Novella
by Claire Legrand

Her Destiny (Reverie #2)
by Monica Murphy

 

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Trashy (Take It Off #10)
by Cambria Hebert

Ten Below Zero
by Whitney Barbetti

Chasing Before (The Memory Chronicles #2)
by Lenore Appelhans

Rumble
by Ellen Hopkins

The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine #2)
by James Dashner

 

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Iron Pendulum (Periodic #2)
by Megan Curd

Rival (Fall Away #2)
by Penelope Douglas

Sweet Contradiction
by Peggy Martinez

A Perfect Dilemma (A Perfect Secret #3)
by Zoe Dawson

Maid of Deception (Maids of Honor #2)
by Jennifer McGowan

 

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The Island of Excess Love (Love in the Time of Global Warming #2)
by Francesca Lia Block

Don’t Let Go (PERSEFoNE #3)
by Michelle Gagnon

Battle Angel (Immortal City #3)
by Scott Speer

Six Feet Over It
by Jennifer Longo

Sanctum (Asylum #2)
by Madeleine Roux

 

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Play Me Backwards
by Adam Selzer

Zomburbia
by Adam Gallardo

Astray (Gated #2)
by Amy Christine Parker

The Gateway Through Which They Came (The Gateway #1)
by Heather Marie

You’ll Think of Me
by Lucia Franco

 

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Deliverance (Defiance #3)
by C.J. Redwine

Undead with Benefits (Eat, Brains, Love #2)
by Jeff Hart

The Swap
by Megan Shull

The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies #5)
by Pittacus Lore

Positive: A Memoir
by Paige Rawl, Ali Benjamin

 

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The Aftermath
by Jen Alexander

If You’re Reading This
by Trent Reedy

Faces of the Dead
by Suzanne Weyn

The Book of Bad Things
by Dan Poblocki

Bombay Blues (Born Confused #2)
by Tanuja Desai Hidier

 

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A Whispered Darkness
by Vanessa Barger

One Death, Nine Stories
by Marc Aronson, Charles R. Smith Jr. and more

Into the Grey
by Celine Kiernan

Taken
by David Massey

Avian (The Dragonrider Chronicles #2)
by Nicole Conway

 

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Eternal Night
by Carina Adly MacKenzie

Kids in Love (Saturn, #1.5)
by Nikki Godwin

Induction Day (Butterman Travel)
by P.K. Hrezo

Tell Me a Secret
by Ann Everett

Skygods (Hydraulic #2)
by Sarah Latchaw

 

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Eyes of the Woods
by Eden Fierce

IGNITE (IGNITE, #1)
by Lily Paradis

Adrian Lessons
by L.A Rose

The Far Dawn (The Atlanteans #3)
by Kevin Emerson

Unborn (Unborn #1)
by Amber Lynn Natusch

 

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A Little Something Different
by Sandy Hall

Before He Was Gone (Starstruck #2)
by Becky Wicks

Can’t Look Away
by Donna Cooner

Carnival-Decatur
by Zoe Lynne

Ghost House (The Ghost House Saga #1)
by Alexandra Adornetto

 

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The Rapunzel Dilemma
by Jennifer Kloester

This is Falling
by Ginger Scott

 

 

 

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