Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #169: The Last Time We Say Goodbye

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye
By: Cynthia Hand
Release Date: February 10, 2015

"There's death all around us. We just don't pay attention. Until we do. The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment. Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be. As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything. Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on. From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go" (Summary from

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #168: I'll Meet You There

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

I'll Meet You There
By: Heather Demetrios
Release Date: February 3, 2014

"If seventeen-year-old Skyler Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage-months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line. Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings them together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper. Gritty, romantic, and ultimately hopeful, I'll MEET YOU THERE explores the complicated lives of an unforgettable cast of characters. This is the story of teens outside the picket fence. It doesn’t soften the edges of adolescence or the individual consequences of war; it’s life on the fringes—maddening, weirdly endearing…and completely screwed up." (Summary from

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #167: I Was Here

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

I Was Here
By: Gayle Forman
Release Date: January 27, 2015

"Cody and Meg were inseparable. Two peas in a pod. Until . . . they weren’t anymore. When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question. I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss" (Summary from

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5)
By: Richelle Mead
Released: July 29, 2014
Source: Purchased
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives. In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists. Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . . Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off." (Summary from

Silver Shadows is another great addition to the Bloodlines series. After the cliffhanger in The Fiery Heart I was dying to read Silver Shadows and it was absolutely worth the wait. This series just keeps getting better and better, if that is even possible. I just really love how Mead expanded on this world she created. 

Silver Shadows picks up shortly after where The Fiery Heart left off. Sydney is locked away in reeducation while Adrian feels helpless in trying to find her. I liked that we saw a bit of a different side to both of these characters in this book and I think that it helped further develop them. This especially applies for Sydney. Sydney goes through a lot in this book, but I love that it really shows how strong and resilient she is. I also loved seeing some familiar characters again from the Vampire Academy series.

I once again loved how the chapters alternated between them because it really helped move the story along. The plot was action-packed and the story never slowed. I couldn't put this book down for long because I just had to know what would happen next. This book was definitely the darkest in the series so far and I liked that it really stood out as different when compared to the series as a whole.

Overall I loved Silver Shadows and I can't wait to read what will happen next. I definitely recommend picking this series up! 

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