Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wait for You Cover Reveal

What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?
 
“J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT
 
“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES
 
“I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books
 
“Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes
 
“For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic
 
“For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.” – Mundie Moms
 
“I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says
 
Excited? Ready to see the cover for WAIT FOR YOU?
 
 
Synopsis
Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her
left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace.
 
The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s
building for herself.
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
Some things are worth experiencing…
Some things should never be kept quiet…
And some things are worth fighting for…
WAIT FOR YOU is available now!
 
J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and
stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

Waiting on Wednesday #90: Invisibility


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

Invisibility
By: Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
Release Date: May 7, 2013

"Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth." (Summary from goodreads.com)

I'm really excited about Invisibility because I just love both of these authors and this story sounds great!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tour Review: Never Forget by Emma Hart

Never Forget
By: Emma Hart
Released: February 22, 2013
Source: E-ARC from Author
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review 

"A city girl. A small town boy. A summer they'll never forget. Spending the summer at her Grammy's in Lilac Bay, Devon, is city girl Alexis 'Lexy' Edwards idea of hell. That is, until she reconnects with her childhood friend, Jen, and meets Alec Johnson. Alec is the kind of guy Lexy knows she needs to stay away from. He's the village flirt, ridiculously hot and very dangerous to her self control. But there's a problem – she can't seem to keep him out, even though she knows he'll break her heart. As Alec slowly strips away Lexy's defences and the two embark on a summer romance she never wanted, their feelings grow to more than either expected. But nothing lasts forever, and reality intrudes. As her world is shaken to it's core, Lexy's self made prediction comes true when she discovers she's spent six weeks surrounded by secrets. Kept out by her family and the only guy she's ever trusted, she falls apart. And when Grammy tells her that 'you might not end up where you wanted to be, but you'll always end up where you're meant to be,' she has to figure out if her meant to be is back home in London, or if it's been in Devon the whole time" (Summary from goodreads.com)

*Note this a NA book*

Never Forget was a really cute story about growing up and falling in love. This is definitely the perfect kind of book to take to the beach during the summer.

Alexis is spending the summer away from London and visiting her Grammy in a small town. Alexis is reluctant about spending her time in a small town the summer before starting University. The last thing she wants is to have a summer romance too but then she meets Alec. Alexis really grows up during the course of the story. She is so set on things being as she planned that she doesn't always accept just living in the moment. Alec was a character who was easy to fall in love with and I admit I totally would have fallen for his pick up lines. He works for Alexis' Grammy and has a bit of a troubled past. He doesn't give up on Alexis though and will do anything he can to prove that he is different. There is so much tension and chemistry between Alexis and Alec from the beginning.

There some other great characters too. I loved Grammy! She was hilarious and I loved the relationship she shares with Alexis. Then there is Bing who is Alexis' older brother. Bing and Alexis fight but it's clear that Bing would do anything for his sister.

The plot is paced really quick and I finished this book in one sitting. It jumps right in from the first page. I definitely would love to be in a small town like Lilac Bay. I liked that the chapters alternated between Alexis and Alec because I'm always a big fan of alternating point of views. I would, however, have liked to see the chapters in Alec's perspective be longer. 

Overall though Never Forget was a really enjoyable story about falling in love when you least expect it.   


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Tour: Review Keeper of the Black Stones by P.T. McHugh

Keeper of the Black Stones
By: P.T. McHugh
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Source: E-book from Publisher
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review  
 
"Awkward in his own skin, shy around girls and worried about anything and everything, Jason Evans is just like a million other teenage boys in high school, with one very large exception: he has been given a gift that allows him to jump through time. A set of stones has fallen into his lap that gives him access to any place - and any time - that he chooses. But along with that gift comes the responsibility of stopping the man who is using those very stones to travel through time and change history for his own purposes. A man who is now holding Jason's grandfather hostage, and threatening the world's very existence. Jumping through time with his best friend and body guard, Jason must enter the world of Medieval England, learn its customs, navigate unimaginable danger, and help Henry VII win the Battle of Bosworth, in the name of finding his grandfather, rescuing a beautiful girl from the clutches of a corrupt church, and destroying the one man who pledges to turn history inside out" (Summary from goodreads.com)
I really enjoyed Keeper of the Black Stones. The summary of this one really caught my attention because I love history and time travel. Keeper of the Black Stones was great and certainly kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. 
Jason is a typical teenage boy but he has special set of stones that allows him to jump through time. He now must go save his grandfather from a man who can possibly destroy the world. Jason made an excellent protagonist. He was a believable character that I was immediately cheering on. He is also developed really well through the course of the story. There were several other fantastic characters that I enjoyed getting to know, especially Paul who is Jason's best friend.
I loved how this book opened in the past because it instantly hooked me in. As I said earlier, I love history so it was so much fun jumping back in time to England.  I liked that the reader learns about the stones early on and everything is explained clearly. I'm always nervous when I read a book that has time travel involved because it can get kind of confusing, but I definitely didn't need to have any fears reading this book. 
The writing was great and there was a strong voice consistent throughout the book. The plot flowed really well also and there was a great amount of excitement. I just really loved going on this adventure with Jason and there were plenty of twists that I wasn't expecting. I already can't wait to read the sequel! Overall Keeper of the Black Stones is exciting and takes you on an adventure. I strongly recommend this one!   
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Guest Post:
Why did I choose YA, and who are my inspirations?
“Dad, don’t embarrass us!” Those words are uttered quite frequently by my two
daughters, who are both my inspiration and my test subjects in regard to how the younger generation thinks and acts.
To be honest, my girls aren’t quite teenagers. Although my twelve year old believes she is in fact going on eighteen, and should have her own apartment and car by
now. Thanks to her, music, movies, texting etiquette, and a refreshed vocabulary for a modern 21st-century teenager are at my fingertips 24/7, providing me with an excellent reference. I just have to look across the table at her to see how a young adult lives and thinks.
Even with all the differences, though – technology, the world, the quicker aging
of young people – I’ve come to realize that teenagers now are a lot like they were twenty, thirty, and even forty years ago. They certainly have more now than I ever did … computers, iPhones, Twitter, Facebook, instant information at your fingertips (remember when you actually had to go to the library to do your research?). But in the end, everybody’s teenage years contain a lot of the same problems and challenges – relationships, fitting in, questioning authority (parents), wondering what they’ll be when the grow up, wondering whether they even want to grow up (I don’t believe I ever did). And many of us never grow out of those questions. In that way, we’re all still teenagers at heart.
That’s why I chose to YA. I can still identify with so many of those questions,
which makes it easier to write. What’s more, I know that those years – the years when you’re so lonely and doubtful about who you are – are also the years when you form yourself. It’s when you have your first love, first heartbreak, dreams, anxiety, fear, euphoria … and all those feelings are compounded by a boatload of testosterone and estrogen. It’s a roller coaster on crack, and we’ve all ridden it. All those ups and downs make for amazing, realistic characters and stories, and I can’t imagine writing about anything else.
Now, I realize that I’m forty years old and a lot of people won’t believe that I can remember those years in my own life. But guess what, I do. In fact, some of the characters, the town, and many of the day-to-day situations in my books come from my own experiences. That means I get to relive my childhood through my characters, and – even better – put them into situations I never had to deal with.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

New Releases: 2/24/13- 3/2/13

New Releases: 2/24/13- 3/2/13
 
 
February 26:

The Love Game Cover Reveal

The Love Game
By: Emma Hart
Release Date: March 29
 
Synopsis:
His challenge? Make her fall in love with him.
Her challenge? Play the player.
Until life changes the rules of the game.
Maddie Stevens hated Braden Carter on sight. Arrogant, egotistical, and the playboy of the University of California, Berkeley, he's everything her brother Pearce has taught her to despise. So why, when the girls challenge her to play the player, doesn't she say no? She doesn't know either.
Braden wanted fiery little Maddie the second he laid eyes on her - and he'd do anything to have her, hence why he's agreed to make her fall in love with him. After all, it's the only way he'll get what he wants. Sex.
But, as Braden discovers, there's more to the girl from Brooklyn than he ever imagined - and he can't help but care about the broken girl behind those pretty green eyes. Maddie finds Braden isn't just a walking erection - he actually has feelings. He can be sweet, funny and his good looks don't exactly hurt. That means trouble - but when her brother Pearce turns up in Berkeley begging for her help, she realises Braden and Pearce aren't so alike
anymore. And maybe, just maybe, they're exactly what each other needs.
 
Excerpt:
He slides one of his arms around me and pulls me to him so my back is flush against his chest, both of our arms wrapping my stomach. “See? I've got you. It's fine, Angel.”
“This is crazy. Never again is Megan organizing a date.”
“Yeah, she got a good one with this.” He laughs again and I shake my head.
“No, no, she didn't. This is terrible.”
“Really? I would have thought that being up against me would be a good thing.”
“Maybe it would be if I could actually focus on the fact I'm pressed against your
body.”
“Well, then.” He spins so he's in front of me, skating backwards.
“Braden, you can't see where we're going!”
“That's your job.”
“Oh my god.” I try looking over his shoulder but I can't. He's too tall, dammit.
“You're too tall!”
“Then you just have to trust me.” His lips take mine in a searing kiss and I gasp
inwardly, grabbing hold of him tightly. His hands find my waist and pull my hips against him, our speed slowing slightly. He goes to deepen the kiss, his tongue tracing between my lips, and I nip his bottom lip before I open to him. My fingers tangle in his hair as our tongues meet, starting an intricate dance of want. For a second, I forget the game. I forget the fake relationship. I forget the fact I'm on roller-skates and Braden isn't- “Oomph!” Braden grunts, hitting the floor. I laugh, rolling off him.
“I told you we didn't know where we were going!” I say through my laughter, blades of grass tickling my ears.
“Hey.” He rolls towards me, propping himself up on his elbow. His hair flops down towards my face, casting little shadows over us. “I totally knew where we were going until you distracted me.”
“I distracted you? Oh no, mister. You kissed me, not the other way around.”
“And I didn't hear any complaints about that.”
“Maybe that's because there weren't any.”
“Oh, yeah?”
“Yeah.”
“Then let's try again.”

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #89: Unbreakable


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

Unbreakable (Unraveling #2)
By: Elizabeth Norris
Release Date: April 23, 2013

"Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days. And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I loved Unraveling and I'm dying to know what will happen next.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hysteria by Megan Miranda

Hysteria
By: Megan Miranda
Released: February 5, 2013
Source: Netgalley
Purchase the Book: Amazon 
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 

"Mallory killed her boyfriend, Brian. She can't remember the details of that night but everyone knows it was self-defense, so she isn't charged. But Mallory still feels Brian's presence in her life. Is it all in her head? Or is it something more? In desperate need of a fresh start, Mallory is sent to Monroe, a fancy prep school where no one knows her . . . or anything about her past.But the feeling follows her, as do her secrets. Then, one of her new classmates turns up dead. As suspicion falls on Mallory, she must find a way to remember the details of both deadly nights so she can prove her innocence-to herself and others. In another riveting tale of life and death, Megan Miranda's masterful storytelling brings readers along for a ride to the edge of sanity and back again" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I really enjoyed Hysteria and this book definitely messed with my head. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next but I'm happy I took my time reading this one because it can get confusing. I even felt like I was losing my own mind in a way while reading this one.

Mallory killed her boyfriend in self-defense but she still feels like he is there. She is sent away to a prep school for a new start. However bad things begin to happen at her new school and Mallory is the main suspect. Mallory was a great protagonist because she is tough and she is developed through the course of the book. For the first half of the book I really wasn't sure of what to make of her. She is just really questioning her own sanity, especially as bad things begin to happen at her new school.

There were a couple of other great characters that I loved too. First there is Colleen who is Mallory's best friend. They have a really strong and tight friendship. Then there is Reid who is a student at the prep school but also knows Mallory from a few years ago.

I loved how this story unraveled. I liked that the plot moved forward and then slowly Mallory's memories from the night she killed her boyfriend were revealed. It's like there were two completely different plots taking place at the same time but it worked really well. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. I really couldn't figure this story out so I especially enjoyed how the end took me by surprise. Overall I really enjoyed Hysteria, it's got suspense and a creepy mystery!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cover Reveal: Camp Kiss

Camp Kiss (Free Prequel to Camp Boyfriend)
Release Date: March 26, 2013
 
About CAMP KISS:
The Camp Kiss That Started It All…
Lauren Carlson, a fourteen-year-old expert on the cosmos, superheroes, and science fiction trivia has a crush on her longtime camp friend, Seth. Last summer she’d dreamed about upgrading their relationship to BF/GF status and this year she has a plan… if only her well-meaning cabin mates wouldn’t interfere before she’s ready. She hasn’t even adjusted to her new braces yet, let alone imagined kissing Seth with them. When a dare pushes her out of her comfort zone, will she and Seth rocket out of the friendzone at last? There’s only one way to find out….

 
About CAMP BOYFRIEND:
(Releases from Spencer Hill Contemporary on July 2, 2013.)

The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check.
They said it couldn't be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren's nerves and she can't wait to return to summer camp where she's valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to year-round status once she's broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn't even begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.
But Matt isn't giving her up without a fight. As he makes his case to stay together, Lauren begins to realize his feelings run deeper than she ever would have guessed. What if the guy she thought she was meant to be with forever isn't really The One? Returning to Camp Juniper Point was supposed to ground her uprooted life, but she's more adrift than ever. Everything feels different and soon Lauren's friends are turning on her and both guys question what she really wants. As summer tensions escalate, Lauren wonders if she's changed more than she thought. Will her first big discovery be herself?


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #88: The Collector


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

The Collector
By: Victoria Scott
Released: April 2, 2013

"He makes good girls...bad. Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big, red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag. Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment: Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days. Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I can't wait for The Collector because it sounds so good and I'm definitely excited to meet Dante.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillians)
By: Laurie Boyle Crompton
Released: February 1, 2013
Source: E-book from Publisher
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 


"Blaze is tired of spending her life on the sidelines, drawing comics and feeling invisible. She's desperate for soccer star Mark to notice her. And when her BFF texts Mark a photo of Blaze in sexy lingerie, it definitely gets his attention. After a hot date in the back of her minivan, Blaze is flying high, but suddenly Mark's feelings seem to have been blasted by a freeze-ray gun, and he dumps her. Blaze gets her revenge by posting a comic strip featuring uber-villain Mark the Shark. Mark then retaliates by posting her "sext" photo, and, overnight, Blaze goes from Super Virgin Girl to Super Slut. That life on the sidelines is looking pretty good right about now..." (Summary from goodreads.com)

When I first heard about Blaze a few months ago I just knew I had to read this book. I'm a major geek (hence the blog name) and I love comic books so this is just my kind of book. Blaze turned out to be even more than I expected though and I really enjoyed this story.

From the synopsis Blaze sounded like a character I would really like. Blaze loves comic books and even draws some comics herself. She is a strong character that is funny and realistic. Blaze is crushing on her brother's soccer coach and soon things get out of control. She is a believable high school student who makes mistakes. She annoyed me at times for her choices but I understand why she made those choices. Then she also has a lot going on at home too. She has a complicated relationship with her mom and her father is barely around at all. I really did love the relationship between Blaze and her little brother because it's clear how much they care for each other.

There were plenty of characters in this book and some of them I really liked and then others not so much. Blaze's brother's friends were hilarious. However, I really couldn't stand Blaze's friends and just thought that they were really bad friends. Then there is Mark. I could understand why Blaze was crushing on him but as she got to know him more, I really hated him.   

The plot was paced well and I finished this book in one sitting. I loved all the comic book mentions and how Blaze connected certain things that were happening to her favorite superheroes. One of my favorite moments in this book was definitely the scenes that took place at New York Comic Con. I attend the convention every year and I think that Crompton did an excellent job describing what it's like to be there.

Overall Blaze just had a really strong voice from the very beginning. This book was funny but still had some serious moments. I think that Crompton also did a good job at handling bullying and credibility of rumors. I definitely recommend Blaze, it's a realistic story with a fantastic protagonist.

My Rating:


Giveaway:
Sourcebooks is also offering one winner a copy of Blaze. The giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck! (Thank you Sourcebooks for the giveaway!)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #87: Let The Sky Fall


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

Let The Sky Fall
By: Shannon Messenger
Release Date: March 5, 2013

"Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is. Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life. When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them." (Summary from goodreads.com)

Let The Sky Fall sounds so good and I can't wait to read this book! The cover is so gorgeous too!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Crash by Lisa McMann

Crash
By: Lisa McMann
Released: January 8, 2013
Source: Audiobook from Publisher
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 

"If what you see is what you get, Jules is in serious trouble. The suspenseful first of four books from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy. Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that. What she can’t handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode...and nine body bags in the snow. The vision is everywhere—on billboards, television screens, windows—and she’s the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more she sees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it’s someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember. In this riveting start to a gripping series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, Jules has to act—and act fast—to keep her vision from becoming reality" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I really enjoyed Crash. I'm actually a big fan of Lisa McMann's previous books so I have been looking forward to this book for months.

Jules keeps seeing visions of a deadly crash that kills the boy she has been crushing on for years. Jules was a great and realistic protagonist because she isn't perfect. She doesn't know how to handle the visions. She even thinks that she might be going crazy because she keeps seeing the visions everywhere. Jules had a really strong voice throughout the story as well.

Another great aspect to this story is the family dynamic. Jules family is complicated but realistic. I especially loved the relationship that Jules shared with her siblings Rowan and Trey. It's obvious how much they care and love each other.

Crash was captivating and I love how the plot all came together. It just took some time to get there though. Jules is trying to figure out the details of the vision and also trying to figure out how to stop it from happening. I definitely was trying to figure out the details of the vision alongside Jules too. Crash is suspenseful but also has these funny moments but it's a dark kind of humor.

I don't listen to a lot of audiobooks but this one was easy to listen to and it only took a couple of days to finish. (The only thing that kept happening to me was a personal thing with the names. Jules brother is called Trey and my nickname is Tra so I kept thinking that someone was calling my name. I never had that experience with a audiobook before.)

I definitely recommend Crash to fans of Lisa McMann and to those who haven't read any of her books before. Crash is a suspenseful and captivating story. I'm anxiously anticipating the next book now!


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Friday, February 1, 2013

Cover Reveal: While He Was Away Special Edition

 
 
While He Was Away (Special Edition)
By: Karen Schreck
Purchase the Book: Amazon
 
"One year--he'll be gone for one year and then we'll be together again and everything will be back to the way it should be.
The day David left, I felt like my heart was breaking. Sure, any long-distance relationship is tough, but David was going to war--to fight, to protect, to put his life in danger. We can get through this, though. We'll talk, we'll email, we won't let anything come between us.
I can be an army girlfriend for one year. But will my sweet, soulful, funny David be the same person when he comes home? Will I? And what if he doesn't come home at all?..."
(Summary from goodreads.com)
 
 
I love the new cover! I love the black and white and the pink writing. I definitely like this more than the original cover.