Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #125: Vengeance


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



Vengeance (Fracture #2)
By: Megan Miranda
Release Date: February 13, 2014

"Megan Miranda's VENGEANCE, a companion novel and sequel to FRACTURE, in which the lake that claimed victims appears to be cursed as more tragedy unfolds, raising the question of whether a character's strange affinity with the dying is something even more sinister" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I loved Fracture and I'm really excited about Vengeance!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Allegiant by Veronica Roth


Allegiant
By: Veronica Roth
Released: October 22, 2013
Source: Purchased
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love." (Summary from goodreads.com)


Wow Veronica Roth delivered an amazing conclusion to one of my top favorite series. I really loved Allegiant and I just can't stop thinking about it! It left me speechless.

Allegiant picks up briefly after where Insurgent left off. The faction system is crumbling and Tris is given the chance to go outside the fence. Roth has done an excellent job with developing these characters through the course of this series. Tris is definitely on my list of top protagonists. I like that she has been affected by everything she has seen and lived through because it makes her more realistic. She is this strong girl, but she still has her flaws and weaknesses. I also felt that I really understood her motives and decisions in this book.

Then I loved that Allegiant was also told in Tobias' point of view. He is another character who has come so far since Divergent and has been developed really well. I loved that reading his point of view gave me some new insight into his mind and motives. I also really loved how the relationship has grown between Tris and Tobias. Then I loved getting to see the return of some of my favorite characters, like Christina, and getting to meet some new characters as well.    

From the moment I started this book, I couldn't put it down. I was completely captivated from the beginning to the end. The plot had action, romance, and twists that I didn't expect. The alternating point of views flowed really well and made the story move along more quickly. I also loved learning even more about this world and seeing what was outside the fence. All of my questions were definitely answered. Then I have to say that in this book especially, Roth's writing was beautiful. There were so many times that I would pause to write down a quote. 

Overall I loved Allegiant! It made me smile, laugh, and cry a lot. I plan on rereading this series over and over again very soon. I certainly won't be able to forget this world and the characters that Roth created.  


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #124: Three


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

Three (Article 5 #3)
By: Kristen Simmons
Release Date: February 11, 2014

"Ember Miller and Chase Jennings are ready to stop running. After weeks spent in hiding as two of the Bureau of Reformation’s most wanted criminals, they have finally arrived at the safe house, where they hope to live a peaceful and quiet existence—but all that’s left is smoking ruins. Devastated by the demolition of their last hope, Ember and Chase follow the one thing left to them—tracks leading away from the wreckage. The only sign that there may have been survivors. Because of their high profiles, they know they can’t stay out in the open for long. They take shelter in the wilderness and amid the ruins of abandoned cities as they follow the tracks down the coast, eventually finding refugees from the destroyed safe house. Among them is someone from Chase’s past—someone he thought he’d never see again. Banding together, they search for a place to hide, aiming for a settlement a few of them have heard about… a settlement that is rumored to house the nebulous organization known as Three. The very group that has provided Ember with a tiny ray of hope ever since she was first forced on the run. Three is responsible for the huge network of underground safe houses and resistance groups across the country. And they may offer Ember her only chance to tell the world her story—and to fight back" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I'm so excited for Three because I love this series and can't wait to see where it goes next!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The 100 by Kass Morgan

The 100
By: Kass Morgan
Released: September 3, 2013
Source: Purchased
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland... before it's too late. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they've only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they're haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust - and even love - again" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I liked The 100 and I thought that it was an enjoyable read. I really loved the concept of this book from the first time that I read the summary. 

The 100 is a story set in the future where one hundred delinquent teenagers are all sent to Earth. It is told through four point of views. Clarke, Wells, and Bellamy are three of the one hundred who are on Earth. While Glass stays on the spaceship. The four point of views did get to be too overwhelming and I didn't find that any of the characters were really strongly developed. Each of the characters were interesting though. I also liked that the alternating point of views provided a look at what was going on earth and on the spaceship. Out of all the characters, Clarke was definitely my favorite though. I liked how she took control on Earth. 

The plot was really interesting and I just really love the whole concept of the prisoners being sent to Earth to test that it is safe. Both settings on Earth and the spaceship were really great and could get freaky sometimes, especially on Earth. I enjoyed learning about how the spaceship was being run. The pacing was slow at times, but I was still interested enough in what was going to happen that I kept on reading. The last half of the book especially got really exciting.  

Overall, I liked The 100. It was interesting and I'm excited to see where this series will go next. 


My Rating:



Allegiant Release Day Giveaway


Allegiant by Veronica Roth is officially out today!

To celebrate the release of the final book in one of my favorite series, I will be having a giveaway on twitter tonight (10/22/13) from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (est). I have eight prizes to giveaway which consist of Allegiant posters, Divergent movie posters, Divergent stickers, Divergent tattoos, and Allegiant samples. It will be for US only (sorry intl.) and you can only win once. I will tweet out a question and the first person to reply wins the prize. So if you are interested then follow me on twitter @thereadinggeek
 
Happy Reading!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl
By: Rainbow Rowell
Released: September 10, 2013
Source: Purchased
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . . But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I absolutely loved Fangirl! I just recently read and loved Eleanor and Park, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on another book by Rainbow Rowell.  

Fangirl is the story of Cath as she begins her first year at college. Cath is a huge Simon Snow fan and writes a popular fan fiction about him. She used to write with her twin sister, Wren. However, recently Cath and Wren are growing farther apart, especially when Wren tells Cath that she doesn't want to be roommates with her in college. I thought that Cath was a really great character that is developed well throughout the book. She is quiet and doesn't like to go out to all of the college parties. She rather just stay in and write stories about Simon Snow. 

Then this book has some excellent side characters like Wren, Regan, and Levi. Wren is Cath's twin sister and Wren is kind of the complete opposite of Cath. They used to have so much more in common, but as they grow they up, they are going different ways. Rowell did an excellent job with portraying their relationship. They don't always get along with each other, which makes it more realistic. Then there is Regan, who is Cath's roommate. I loved Regan! She was just such a fantastic character. She is just brutally honest and I liked that about her. Sometimes I wish I could be more like Regan. Lastly there is Levi. Levi is just completely adorable and I couldn't help but just fall in love with him. He is just a good guy.

The plot was really captivating and I got completely lost in this book. I stayed up till the early morning reading this book because I just couldn't put it down. I loved that Rowell included excerpts from the Simon Snow books and from Cath's fan fiction. Then I loved how this book takes place over the course of a year and that this was a story about family, relationships, and growing up. 

Overall, I loved Fangirl! It was a realistic story with really great characters. This book left me with a huge smile on my face.
 

My Rating:

Friday, October 18, 2013

New York Comic Con 2013 Recap

This was my fourth year attending New York Comic Con and it was once again a great year! It's definitely one of my favorite events of the year. It's absolutely exhausting, but so worth it. Here's a short recap of my four days there:


Thursday:
Thursday was preview night and the only book signing that I attended was Alex London's (Proxy). Afterwards I headed to a pilot screening of The 100. I loved the pilot! It was a really good adaptation and I actually enjoyed the show more than the book. 

Cast of Vampire Academy

Friday:
Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry signing
On Friday I attended the Vampire Academy movie panel. The panel was great and showed a new trailer for the movie. Zoey Deutch (Rose) talked about how she trained for months. She also told a story about how after auditions she drove Lucy Fry (Lissa) home and Lucy called her "my guardian". The director and writer both assured the audience that it may come across as a comedy in the trailers but there is still a lot of romance and action. One scene that they confirmed was cut from the book was when Dimitri buys Rose lip gloss. After the panel I went to the cast signing. The whole cast was so sweet!
The only book signing that I attended was Andrea Cremers. She had a pretty amazing costume on. Later on I attended the Spin and Win at Harper Collins and briefly saw the Epic Reads girls. I also caught a glimpse of Snarkles. I ended the day attending a signing with Kristen Bauer (Pam from True Blood).

Saturday:
 I spent all of Saturday attending panels. I attended the Teen Wolf, Reign, Beauty and the Beast, Agents of SHIELD, Walking Dead, and Hercules panels. So I didn't attend any book related events that day. 



Sunday:   
The only book signing I attended on Sunday was Tamara Ireland Stone, who is so sweet! Afterwards I just hung around the show floor and later on went to the panel for Sleepy Hollow. 



 Out of all the years that I have attended, this year was my favorite. I would definitely recommend trying to make it to next year's event. It was so great to see some bloggers again and to meet some new ones. Thank you to all of the publishers and authors for being so wonderful! I especially want to thank the staff at Penguin, Harper Collins, Random House, Simon and Schuster, Hachette, Disney, and Abrams. I'm already beginning to countdown until next year!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #123: What I Thought Was True


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



What I Thought Was True
By: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Release Date: April 15, 2014

"From the author of My Life Next Door comes a swoony summertime romance full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions. Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen's dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is." (Summary from goodreads.com)
I'm so excited for What I Thought Was True because I loved My Life Next Door! I can't wait for another book by Huntley Fitzpatrick!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sweet by Erin McCarthy

Sweet
By: Erin McCarthy
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Source: Netgalley
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*Note this is a New Adult book
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

"Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally make her free of her parents’ constant judgments and insistence she play chastity club role model for their church events, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can’t go home and be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann’s house.  Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working as a roofer all day. Not the right guy for her even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Jessica knows that Riley hides the burden of having to raise his younger brothers behind that grin and as she helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she’s hiding herself. Jessica has never had a problem getting naked with a guy, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels inside, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing—the best guy—to ever happen to her…" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, True, and was looking forward to reading the next book. I admit I was somewhat hesitant though because I wasn't sure I would like Jessica or Riley, especially after the way they were in True. So I never expected that I would end up loving Sweet even more than True.

Jessica doesn't want to go home during summer break because of her controlling parents. She knows that she can never live up to their expectations and wants freedom. She needs a place to stay though and ends up staying at Riley's house. I actually really liked both Riley and Jessica a lot. They are extremely sarcastic and angry a lot of the time. They just came across as realistic. Riley and Jessica had so much in common, but also had some differences too. Both of them were developed strongly. I thought that the chemistry between them was clearly evident too. I did have a few problems with the way their relationship developed though.

This book hooked me in right away with the first chapter. The story was paced well too. I found it difficult to put this book down for long. I love the theme of family in this series. I just love the Mann family and how these brothers all stick together. I also enjoyed getting to see some of Rory and Tyler again. I loved getting to see more of Jessica and Tyler's friendship as well. 

Overall, I really enjoyed Sweet even more than True. I definitely recommend this book to fans of New Adult.       


My Rating:

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Evolution of Mara Dyer
By: Michelle Hodkin
Released: October 23, 2013
Source: Purchased
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past. She can’t. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren’t. She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She’s wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?" (Summary from goodreads.com)

Wow Michelle Hodkin wrote an amazing follow up to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I read this book in the span of one day because I just couldn't put it down. I kept telling myself one more chapter, but that didn't work at all. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was one of my favorite books of 2011, so I had really high expectations for The Evolution of Mara Dyer and Hodkin went above and beyond those expectations.

The Evolution of Mara Dyer picks up where The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer left off. Mara realizes that all of her problems aren't just in her head. Mara is such a complex and well developed protagonist. I love how the story is in her point of view because it made me understand just how crazy she felt like she was going at times. It also made me understand just how out of control she felt.

Then this story is just filled with some excellent side characters. First there is Noah. I fell in love with him during book one and I just loved him even more while reading this one. I really enjoyed learning more about him and his past. Also I love the way the relationship between him and Mara continued to develop. Then there is Mara's brother Daniel. I just love the relationship that Daniel and Mara shared.

I would describe this story as dark, creepy, suspenseful, surprising, and romantic. This book basically has it all. The plot kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved all the twists and how it was never predictable for me as well. There were countless times where I gasped or yelled while I was reading. I felt like I was losing my mind while reading this story and I mean this in the best possible way. Hodkin just completely sucks you into this story and into Mara's mind. 

Overall, I loved The Evolution of Mara Dyer! It was an excellent sequel and I will be anxiously counting down the days until The Retribution of Mara Dyer is released.
          

My Rating:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Two by Leigh Ann Kopans

Two (One Universe #2)
By: Leigh Ann Kopans
Released: October 1, 2013
Source: Author
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

"Elias and Merrin are on the run. After escaping the Biotech Hub, they thought they could breathe easy, or at least a little easier. But when bombs slam into the Social Welfare Hub only hours after their arrival, it becomes clear there's nowhere to hide - and no end to what Biotech will do to get them back. Their last chance for safety and answers is the Clandestine Service Hub. CS has intel on the real, broader purpose behind Fisk’s experiments , and the newfound knowledge of the horrors hidden deep within Biotech’s walls sends Merrin back to recover a secret formula that could ruin the Supers’ world forever—and might just save the lives of the Biotech victims spiraling out of control. Elias' sisters are counted among the victims of Fisk’s experiments, and if Elias can't find and help them, their powers will destroy them--sooner rather than later. Returning to the place it all began terrifies him, but with Fisk ready to make an example out of Merrin, and his sisters’ lives --and the lives of all Supers--hanging in the balance, he might not have a choice. If he can't find the courage to face his worst fears, Elias might lose more than his newfound powers. He might lose everyone he loves" (Summary from goodreads.com)

Two was a great sequel to One. I really enjoyed this book and I especially loved that this time it was in Elias perspective. What I loved so much about One was the concept and how different it was from everything else that I have been reading. Two definitely did just that again, but by expanding the world even farther.

Elias and Merrin are now on the run from Biotech. I really loved how both of these characters were developed more in this book. What I continue to really like about Merrin is that she is strong. Then I especially loved getting to know even more about Elias and just really enjoyed getting to read this story through his point of view. Elias and Merrin are both really great and realistic characters. I like the relationship between them because it isn't perfect, they have their issues, which just makes it more believable. I also loved getting to meet some new characters, especially Vera and Hayley.

I was so excited to jump back into this world with the Supers, the Ones, and the Normals. The plot was paced well and I was completely captivated. I loved that it just immediately started and it never really slowed down. I actually found that this book flowed even better than the first one. There was a great blend of action and suspense, but it also had some sweet moments too.

Overall, Kopans delivered a great sequel and I definitely recommend picking up One and Two!


My Rating:


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #122: To All The Boys I've Loved Before


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



To All The Boys I've Loved Before
By: Jenny Han
Release Date: April 22, 2014

"To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I'm really excited about this one because it just sounds like it'll be a good contemporary read.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park
By: Rainbow Rowell
Released: February 26, 2013
Source: Purchased
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under." (Summary from goodreads.com)


Wow Eleanor and Park was a story that left me speechless for a few days. I had to let this story sink in before attempting to write this review. The more I thought about it, the more I loved this book. I admit I was hesitant about picking this book up in the first place because there was just so much hype and I was worried that I wouldn't love it. However, I had no need to worry at all, I absolutely fell head over heels in love with this story.  

Eleanor is the new girl at school and she immediately becomes an easy target for the kids at school to pick on. She ends up sitting next to Park every day on the bus and slowly they fall in love. Eleanor and Park were both complex and well developed characters. These characters were so realistic and could get so frustrating at times, but I was still rooting for them. I absolutely loved how Rowell developed the relationship between these characters. Their emotions and feelings were just so realistically portrayed. Most of the blurbs on this book itself say that this story will remind you of the first time you fell in love and they couldn't be more right.   

The plot really picked up and started to move fast after a few chapters. I also loved the alternating chapters between Park and Eleanor. Not only did it help move the story along, but it was great to read both of their perspectives. I honestly could not get into this book when I first picked it up a few months ago and didn't go back to it until recently. However, I'm so happy that I did decide to go back to it and even though it was a bit of a rough start for me, I'm still giving this book five stars.

I loved the way that music and comic books played a role in this story. I really enjoyed looking up the songs that the characters talked about and listened to while I was reading. I also loved how this was a story about falling in love for the first time and also a story about family. Eleanor has a really difficult and troubled home life and I really enjoyed reading this contrast between both Eleanor and Park's families. 

Rowell truly wrote a beautiful story and I can't wait to pick up her other books soon. This story somehow made me smile and managed to rip out my heart all at the same time. I definitely will never forget Eleanor and Park's story.

Overall, I loved Eleanor and Park! I definitely recommend picking this book up!  

My Rating:

Friday, October 4, 2013

YALLFest Interview: Melissa de la Cruz

 
The Charleston Young Adult Book Festival is coming up on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

Learn all about YALLFest and the many authors attending:

 


I'm so excited to feature an interview with author Melissa de la Cruz, who will be one of the many authors attending YALLFest this year. Learn more about Melissa and her books on her website, http://www.melissa-delacruz.com/  Also check out the television adaptation of Melissa's book, Witches of East End, airing Sunday (10/6/13) on Lifetime.
 
 
What one thing do you need to have when you write?
Fear. Sometimes rage. I find that to truly focus I need to feel panic, and then suddenly everything in my manuscript becomes clear. I work best under duress, which is something my editors have learned and they're quite good at instilling fear in me. J I appreciate that! I also  work well with many distractions, I think it's because I had a day job for nine years and had to
write my books in the middle of doing my real work.
 
Describe your book in 5 words
Post-apocalyptic. Zombie. Dragon. Pirate. Fantasy.
 
What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
The first, definitely.
 
Best writing tip you ever received?
To introduce the love interest in the first 30 pages, not that specifically but learning that there  was CRAFTING involved in writing a novel, not just voice.
 
What one young adult novel you wish you had when you were a teen? Why?
Harry Potter. Because! I don't think I have to explain.
 
Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
1. I was a child model.
2. My favorite One Direction guy was Harry, but now it is Louis.
3. I have a Maltese named Mimi. She is not named for Mimi Force, our kid named her.
4. I learned to drive at 34.
5. I like savory treats better than sweet.
 
Where's your favorite place to write?
In a cubicle, surrounded by softly ringing phones and people murmuring. Sadly this is no longer possible for me.
 
What are you working on now?
My new series THE RING AND THE CROWN coming next spring from Disney-Hyperion.
 
What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?
YA Fantasy and Paranormal. My favorite genre to read is "literary" fiction, but I would have to say I really enjoy bestsellers just as much, I like popular fiction, no matter what genre, I like to read what a lot of people are reading and take the pulse of the culture. But for my own taste, I love smart angry women writers like Lionel Shriver and Kate Christensen. Also cookbook
memoirs.
 
At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?
When we've sold it!
 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Don't Look Back Cover Reveal




Don't Look Back
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: April 15, 2014
 
"Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash. But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?"
 
 
About Jennifer:
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #121: Lady Thief


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



Lady Thief
By: A.C. Gaughen
Release Date: February 11, 2014

"Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman—a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again" (Summary from goodreads.com)


I'm so excited for Lady Thief! I absolutely loved Scarlet and can't wait for more of Scarlet's story!