Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (141)

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

Definitely looking forward to the fourth addition to the Lorien Legacy; The Fall of Five by Pitacus Lore.  Expect to see this out towards the end of August of this year!  yay! Pre-order The Fall of Five at Book Depository!


The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?

John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.

But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.

The six of them are powerful, but they’re not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More importantly, they’ll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.

And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late.

The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.
Lorien will rise again.

What are you waiting on?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

In My Mailbox (143)

In My Mailbox is a weekly post created by The Story Siren.

For Review:


Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

Mind Games by Kiersten White
The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do

Hate List by Jennifer Brown
PODS by Michelle K. Pickett


Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody told you about being Creative by Austin Kleon
- I really enjoyed reading this !


Kiss Me First by Lottie Maggach

Another pretty awesome week when it comes to the books.  Just need to make sure I either do up some mini reviews or full length reviews for these. :)

What did you get in your IMM?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In the After by Demitria Lunetta

Title:  In The After
Author:  Demitria Lunetta
Genre:  Young Adult/Scifi/Dystopian
Publisher:  Harper Collins 
Publication Date:  25th June 2013
Stand alone or series:   In the After #1
Pages:  261 pages
Book Received from:  Bought (e-book)
First Lines:  I only go out at night.  I walk along the empty street and pause, my muscles tense and ready.

Possible Spoilers if you haven't read this.  
They hear the most silent of footsteps.
They are faster than anything you've ever seen.
And They won't stop chasing you...until you are dead.
Amy is watching TV when it happens, when the world is attacked by Them. These vile creatures are rapidly devouring mankind. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to escape—and even rescue “Baby,” a toddler left behind in the chaos. Marooned in Amy’s house, the girls do everything they can to survive—and avoid Them at all costs.
After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realizes that unless things change, she’ll lose Baby—and much more.
Rebellious, courageous, and tender, this unforgettable duo will have you on the edge of your seat as you tear through the pulse-pounding narrow escapes and horrifying twists of fate in this thrilling debut from author Demitria Lunetta.

My Thoughts:
I was really drawn in with the synopsis and I mean look at the cover.  Awesome right?!

The books split up in to three Parts: Part One After, Part Two New Hope, Part Three Guardians.  I have to say the strongest part of this book for me was definitely Part One.

Part One, we are introduced to Amy and Baby, the two main characters in the book.  The story is told in Amy's POV first person present tense.  I have to admit, I really liked Chapter One.  The fact that she can only go out night is definitely the opposite of what I would do and what most would do if there are zombies or aliens.  I mean look at Legend.  Hole up in a bathtub with the dog for the night and fingers crossed make it through until the morning.  Well these monsters "thankfully" can't see well in the dark.  Hearing is ultra fine but the bad eye sight is a definite plus for the survivors.

Chapter two onwards we get a bit of the back story and everything leading up to Baby.  I have to admit, this story is the strongest when both Amy and Baby are together.  Their relationship for me makes the story all that more captivating.  The best thing is the way they have learned to communicate with each other since the creatures have turned up.

Part Two got a little confusing.  The chapter starts with what I thought was flash backs and then what happens currently but it didn't make sense.  The way I understand it now was the italics start off small to begin with and it's like this is the current scene but she's drug addled thanks to the Dr.. and because the story that she's telling is longer it becomes the main focus.  I guess maybe because she's dreaming or whatever.  Towards the end the italics become clearer until it clicks that wow.. it's not what I thought at all.  Once I got past Part two I thought,  even though it was a little jarring, it was pretty smart.  Get two of the most important parts and weave them together.  I think if it was done a little bit differently it could have been better.

Others who have reviewed this book comment on the romance as lacking.  It's almost none existent for me that I almost didn't notice it.  I'm happy with the way that Part Three played out.  I don't want to say too much else and ruin it but there are some big revelations in Part Two and Part three.  For some of you it may be a let down, for others it will be nowhere near what they expected.  I was in the latter of the group.  And I can say that I'm looking forward to the next book In The End which will be out next year.

For those of you that may or may not have enjoyed The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey, this might be up your alley!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

In My Mailbox (142)

In My Mailbox is a weekly post created by The Story Siren.

For Review:


I went on a bit of a book spree this week and have quite a few for this week!!

Paper Towns by John Green
In the After by Demitria Lunetta


Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter
Shadow Falls #3
Whispers at Moonrise by C.C. Hunter
Shadow Falls #4
Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter
Shadow Falls #5

Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride
Necromancer #2
Pandemonium by Lauren Olivver
Delirium #2

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2
Fragments by Dan Wells
Partials #2

Origin by Jessica Khoury
Odd Interlude by Dean Koontz -
I'm hanging onto Odd Interlude for a while before I read it.  I guess you could say I'm saving this until a little closer to the next release time as I fear this might but one of the last books that Dean Koontz will write about Odd Thomas.  After reading Deeply Odd, it seems things have come circling back.  I don't want this series to end at all but sometimes it is what it is.  Strange Reasoning? Maybe.

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith
The Marbury Lens #1
Passenger by Andrew Smith
The Marbury Lens #2

What did you get in your IMM?

Yes like I said,  I went a little crazy this week!! lol.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

In My Mailbox (141)

In My Mailbox is a weekly post created by The Story Siren.

For Review:



Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz (Odd Thomas #5)
 - I missed this one out last week with the In My Mailbox post but it's up now!!

Reboot by Amy Tintera (Reboot #1)

What did you get in your IMM?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Unseen by Karin Slaughter Book Trailer

Karin Slaughter has to be one of my favourite Authors in the Crime/Murder/Mystery genre.  Looking forward to reading more of her work.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse Book Trailer

I seen the second book in this series and had to post up the book trailer for the first!


Sunday, July 7, 2013

In My Mailbox (140)

In My Mailbox is a weekly post created by The Story Siren.

For Review:



Odd Hours by Dean Koontz (Odd Thomas #4)

Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz (Odd Thomas #6)

After stumbling across Odd Thomas the movie, I picked up the next two books I haven't read in the Odd Thomas series.  I think the people who made the movie pretty much got Odd Thomas spot on. (In my opinion) And Stormy, well they couldn't have picked someone more fitting for that character.  I know alot of movies don't live up to their books but I think this may be one of the rare few that actually does.

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach.

I've was sent the Interactive trailer and it was pretty impressive and a little on the creepy side but definitely my reasoning for getting my hands on a copy!

Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (Monument 14 #2)

What can I say.  I finished this book in a day.  After reading Monument 14 I needed to know what was going to happen to those 14 kids stuck in the superstore.  I absorbed this book, and while I'm not sure if there is going to be a third, it could have left it open.  But thinking about it now.  Maybe they've just left the ending open for us to interpret what they are going to do.

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

And of course I had to add in that I've finally got hold of my iPad Mini! YAY!! And that's the reasoning I've got all the goodies this week.  As some of you may know my Kobo ereader was broken (AGAIN for the second time) So I figured I would splurge out and get an Ipad Mini.  I now have the apps Blue Fire Reader for the epubs and pdfs as well as Kindle for all those books and so I'm back in the world of the ebooks.  Don't get me wrong I love love love my paperbacks, but sometimes it's cool to be able to pull out the mini and go which out of my gazillian books do I want to read while waiting for Doctors or something lol.. So yeah.

So that was my jampacked IMM.  What did you get in your IMM?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (140)

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

I'm really looking forward to Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano.  This will be out on March 25th 2014. Pre order Nearly Gone at Book Depository!

Bones meets Fringe in a big, dark, scary, brilliantly-plotted urban thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end. 

Nearly Boswell knows how to keep secrets. Living in a DC trailer park, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Like her mother's job as an exotic dancer, her obsession with the personal ads, and especially the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone's skin. But when a serial killer goes on a killing spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper that only Nearly can decipher, she confides in the one person she shouldn't trust: the new guy at school—a reformed bad boy working undercover for the police, doing surveillance. . . on her.

Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn't figure it all out soon—she'll be next

What are you waiting on?


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