It’s Monday! What are you reading #10

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  D  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! 

Meme hosted by Book Journey.

I read: 

  • The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter
  • Avenger’s Angel by Heather Killough-Walden
  • The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton
  • No place to run by Maya Banks
  • Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks
  • Double Shot by Christine d’Abo
  • A shot in the dark by Christine d’Abo  

This week I am planning to read/review: 

  1. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
  2. Dangerous Race by Dee J. Adams
  3. Falkes Captive by Madison Layle
  4. Hexbound by Chloe Neill
  5. Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent
  6. Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh
  7. Pride by Penny Jordan
  8. Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy

I Reviewed (click the title to be taken to the review):

Visit next Monday to see if I managed to accomplish my reading goals.   

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TBR Intervention #3

TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by  April @ Books4Juliet, Dani @ Refracted Light and Ayanami @ Whatever You Can Still Betray

The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice–EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday.

MY LAST WEEK’S TBRIC:

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1)
By Aimée Carter

I finished the book on saturday, but this weekend everything was out off control with my internet so my update for this week TBRIC will be today. 

I loved the book, and now I can’t wait for the next one. Is very fun and entertaining. In my head I compared to Rick Riordan’s percy Jackson series, maybe because of the gods, or maybe because of the test she’s been throught, almost like Percy himself. Just with a little more steamy scenes, kisses and all.

THE BOOK I COMMIT TO READ DURING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS:

Hourglass (Hourglass #1)
Author: Myra McEntire
Publication Date: June 14th, 2011
Published By: Egmont USA
Genre/Category: Young Adult
Summary on Goodreads:

One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.
So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

  
ON MY SHELF SINCE: The release date, had pre-order it.

WHY I CHOOSE THIS BOOK: I liked the summary since my first read but the cover gives me the yipes, but this time it won’t pass me buy. Since next week start my finishing exams, the reading will have to be slow, maybe I’ll finished before saturday, but if I don’t I’m giving it two weeks period this time.

On my wishlist #9

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own ‘On My Wishlist’ post. If you want to know more click here.
Fever (The Chemical Garden #2)
by Lauren DeStefano
Publication date: February 21st 2012
Genre: Young Adults
Pages: 368
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
From Goodreads:

Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.

Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago – surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous – and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion…by any means necessary.

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price – now that she has more to lose than ever.

Hooked 
by Catherine Greenman
Publication date: August 9th 2011
Genre: Young Adults
Pages: 276
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
From Goodreads:

Thea Galehouse has always known how to take care of herself. With a flighty club-owner mom and a standoffish, recovering-alcoholic dad, Thea has made her own way in her hometown of New York, attending the prestigious and competitive Stuyvesant High School. But one chat with Will, a handsome and witty senior, and she’s a goner—completely hooked on him and unable to concentrate on anything else.

Always worried that she loves Will more than he loves her, Thea is pleasantly surprised when their romance weathers his move to college and Will goes out of his way to involve her in his life. But then, Thea misses a period. And that starts Thea and Will on a wild ride that neither of them could have possibly prepared for. When they decide to keep the baby, their concerned parents chip in what they can to keep Will in school and give both teenagers a comfortable place to raise their child. But when a freak accident leaves Thea shaken and threatens to upend their little family altogether, Thea is forced to turn to the last place she would have chosen for comfort: her stiff, uncompromising father.

This smart, touching first novel brims with realistic, beautifully drawn characters, and reminds us that love is never as easy or predictable as we might like it to be.

Tempest (Tempest #1)
by Julie Cross
Publication date: January 3rd 2012
Genre: Young Adults
Pages: 352
St. Martin’s Griffin

From Goodreads:

The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

Populazzi
by Elise Allen
Publication date: August 1st 2011
Genre: Young Adults
Pages: 400
Harcourt Children’s Books

From Goodreads:


Cara has never been one of those girls: confident, self-possessed, and always ready with the perfect thing to say. A girl at the very top of the popularity tower. One of the Populazzi.


Now, junior year could change everything. Cara’s moving to a new school, and her best friend urges her to seize the moment—with the help of the Ladder. Its rungs are relationships, and if Cara transforms into the perfect girlfriend for guys ever-higher on the tower, she’ll reach the ultimate goal: Supreme Populazzi.


The Ladder seems like a lighthearted social experiment, a straight climb up, but it quickly becomes gnarled and twisted. And when everything goes wrong, only the most audacious act Cara can think of has a chance of setting things even a little bit right.

Isle of Night (The Watchers #1)
by Veronica Woff
Publication date: September 6th 2011
Genre: Young Adults
Pages: 302
NAL Trade

From Goodreads:


Is life offering fewer and fewer options? Then join the dead.
When Annelise meets dark and seductive Ronan, he promises her a new life-if she has the courage to chance the unknown. Now, she’s whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted against other female recruits to become a Watcher-girls who are partnered with vampires and assist them in their missions. To survive and become a Watcher, Annelise has to beat out every other girl, but she’s determined to do so, because to fail doesn’t mean dishonor-it means death. 

Possess
by Gretchen McNeill
Publication date: August 23rd 2011
Genre: Young Adults
Pages: 384
Balzer + Bray

From Goodreads:

Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.

Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons’ plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

Shatter me (Shatter me #1)
by Tahereh Mafi
Publication date: November 15th 2011
Genre: Young Adults
Pages: 342
Harper/HarperCollins

From Goodreads:

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

Review: Second-Guessing fate by Claire Robyns

Second-guessing fate by Claire Robyns
Genre: Romance
Format: ebook, 159 pages
Read: October 18 to 19, 2011
Release Date: September 26th 2011

Links:
Claire Robyns – website
Amazon – Kindle
Add it to Goodreads

Why I Started This Book:

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Summary:

Can She Outwit Fate?

Gemma is on a collision course with heartbreak. At least, according to the fortune-teller her best friend drags her to see. Gemma doesn’t believe a word of it, but when other predictions start to come true, she begins to suspect that gorgeous, gray-eyed Nick is the man foretold to break her heart before she can find her soul mate. Too bad she’s never met a man she’s wanted more, because now she has to get him to dump her before she falls too hard.

Nick has plans of his own. He’s ready to settle down with Ms. Right, and everything points to the beautiful Gemma. He’s determined to prove to her that he’s the perfect boyfriend—even if she does seem to be trying her best to scare him off…

Characters: 

  • Nick
  • Gemma

My Thoughts:

This was a fun book to read and a really romantic one. At least that’s what someone would expect from the first chapter after the fun visit to the fortune-teller. Gemma doesn’t believe but her friend insist so much for her to go and afterwards every prediction comes true, she start second guessing her actions toward Nick.

Nick has three friends that are hillarious especially since they think what to expect and how to react after what a woman says or do. His friends are all married and Nick sees their lives and want that for himself, especially after he meets Gemma.

The story really is about how she could get rid of him and on the other end he wants to know more about her. After she took a fake baby home, and he was perfect, I’ll would marry him and forget about predictions.

Nick was perfect all the book, even when she needed to understand how to really believe in herself.

You Might Enjoy This Book If:

You like a good romance where the boy suffers all the book.

Rating:     

First Line Friday #8

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

  • Grab your current read(s)
  • Share the first line(s)
  • Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists

 

“How did it happen this time?”
Henry tensed at the sound of her voice, and he tore his eyes away from the lifeless body on the bed long enough to look at her. Diana stood in the doorway, his best friend, his confidante, his family in every way except by blood, but even her presence didn’t help rein in his temper.

A cute book so far, and is my TBRIC for the week, I tend to let it wait until the lest minute, lol. This one is The Goddess Test from Aimée Carter, first in Goddess Test series.

Dirty Little Secrets #8

Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by the Under the Covers. Every Thursday we get to know other bloggers and our readers more intimately by asking them a question hoping to reveal their dirty little secrets. We hope that you will all join us!

To participate in the meme all you need to do is:

1. Be a follower of Under the Covers.
2. Create a post in your blog taking the meme image and copy instructions.
3. Answer the question we propose! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc.
4. Then add your link below.

Non-bloggers: We want to hear from you as well!!! Let us know your answer in the comments!

We hope you join us and let us know your Dirty Little Secrets!

This weeks question:

If you could shape shift into anything, what would it be?

Here’s my answers:

I’ve just finished Ecstasy Untamed so I think my choice is a little because of the book, but I wanted to be a bird, a flamingo actually they are so pretty, and don’t care about the world. They must have a very beautiful life.