Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #142: Biggest Flirts


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

Biggest Flirts
By: Jennifer Echols
Release Date: May 20, 2014

"Tia and Will’s lives get flipped upside down when they’re voted Yearbook’s Biggest Flirts in this sassy novel from the author of Endless Summer and The One That I Want. Tia just wants to have fun. She’s worked hard to earn her reputation as the life of the party, and she’s ready for a carefree senior year of hanging out with friends and hooking up with cute boys. And her first order of business? New guy Will. She can’t get enough of his Midwestern accent and laidback swagger. As the sparks start to fly, Will wants to get serious. Tia’s seen how caring too much has left her sisters heartbroken, and she isn’t interested in commitment. But pushing Will away drives him into the arms of another girl. Tia tells herself it’s no big deal…until the yearbook elections are announced. Getting voted Biggest Flirts with Will is, well, awkward. They may just be friends, but their chemistry is beginning to jeopardize Will’s new relationship—and causing Tia to reconsider her true feelings. What started as a lighthearted fling is about to get very complicated…" (Summary from goodreads.com)
 

I'm really excited for Biggest Flirts because it sounds really cute and I loved Jennifer Echols' previous books. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #141: We Were Liars


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

We Were Liars
By: E. Lockhart
Release Date: May 13, 2014

"A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth." (Summary from goodreads.com)
 


I'm excited for We Were Liars because it sounds like a really good story.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

White Hot Kiss
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: February 25, 2014
Source: Publisher
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

"One kiss could be the last. Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul. But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I loved White Hot Kiss! I've mentioned it so many times before, but I'm a huge Jennifer Armentrout fan and White Hot Kiss just became my favorite series by Armentrout. 

First I loved these characters! Layla is half demon and half gargoyle. She was taken in and raised by the gargoyles. She learned early on to hide her dark side. I thought that Layla was a strongly developed character. She doesn't know anything about her parents and she is stuck living with a group that she doesn't exactly fit in with. 

Then there is Zayne who is a gargoyle and grew up with Layla. I love the relationship between them and it's clear just how much they care about each other. Lastly there is Roth. Roth has easily become one of my new top favorite book characters. I just loved how Roth was developed and I really loved getting to know him. He wasn't what I expected, and I mean this a good way. I loved the relationship that grew between Roth and Layla as well.

The plot was captivating and exciting from the beginning. I couldn't tear my eyes away from this story for long. One, out of many, of my favorite things about Armentrout's writing is her humor and White Hot Kiss definitely made me laugh. There was a great balance of action, drama, humor, romance, and a bit of a mystery. 

I love this world that Armentrout has built. It's developed very well. The demons and the gargoyles are so fascinating. I loved that the prequel, Bitter Sweet Love, introduced the gargoyle world and in White Hot Kiss the reader learned more about the demon world.

Overall, I loved White Hot Kiss! I highly recommend it to any fans of Jennifer Armentrout or to anyone who is looking for an exciting new paranormal series. I will anxiously awaiting on the edge of my seat for the next book in this series.   
 
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*Note: There is an exclusive excerpt only available in the end of the print edition of White Hot Kiss

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #140: Second Star


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


Second Star
By: Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Release Date: May 13, 2014

"A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete's nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she's falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up--and the troubled beauty trapped between them" (Summary from goodreads.com)


I'm really excited for this Peter Pan retelling!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #139: Silver Shadows


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

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5)
By: Richelle Mead
Release Date: July 29, 2014

"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. . . ." (Summary from goodreads.com)


I love this series and I especially loved the previous book The Fiery Heart, so I'm really excited to read what happens next!