Sunday, June 30, 2013
Boundless
by Cynthia Hand
Series: Unearthly #3
Source:  Sarah @ The Book Life. Thanks girl!
Published: 1.22.13  
Pages: 438


The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life.

Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.

As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal. In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Elite
by Kierra Cass
Published: 4.23.13
Pages: 323
Source: Library

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Golden
by Jessi Kirby
Published: 5.14.13
Pages:278
Source: Simon Teen PulseIt

Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.
Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.
Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live—and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her longtime crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference.

This book was fast, cute and touching. While it is somewhat short, it tells an incredible little journey of discovery that's not hard to dive into and connect with. It reminded me so much of the movie "Letters to Juliet", which for the record, I haven't seen. And while I've never read anything by Jessi, this book completely enthralled me.

So let's talk characters. Parker is that smart chick with the good grades and the title of valedictorian. She's also the good girl who's never done anything wrong or crazy. Until now. One thing I really liked about her was the realistic side of her growth. As she reads this journal, it was so interesting to see how both of the girls journeys paralleled each other. I felt like it added depth, and insight into not only Parker, but also Juli. Parker was honest with herself and I just loved that. She's trying to become who she wants, and it takes a while for her to get there. It's not with the snap of her fingers, and she doesn't spend lots of worry time, dragging it out. It's a lovely pace and just *sigh*... it worked.

While I'm talking characters, I owe a few words to her best friend Kat. Thank you Jessi Kirby for not messing up a perfectly good friendship with a stupid dramatic fight. Thank you for having a spout, but not a battle. It's a refreshing change. Kat is fun, quirky and just a lovely edition to the cast. She brings a spark and feeling of frolickyness that you don't find in the other characters. She's just so different that I had to make up an illegal word to describe her!

I've been in the biggest contemporary kick of my life lately, and while this book is full of growth and becoming who you are, there is also...romance! Although, I'm honestly not sure what I think of it. I like Trevor..and yet don't like him. First we have the fact that he's a boy tow. He's popular with the ladies and may or may not have had flings with many of them. Sure, it means he's hot and attractive, but that's not exactly appealing to me. To have a crush on the guy is one thing. But to crush on him and still want him, knowing his girl history..wouldn't be the most reassuring. Yes it helps that he wants you....but do you get where I'm coming from? Maybe I'm just weird. But the romance was cute. Don't get me wrong. It so was.

So yup, this book was golden. It was sweet, fresh and a wonderful new contemporary voice. My one complaint is that the ending is a little too rushed. Or maybe, I wanted more closer on a few key points. She does a good job of wrap-up..but I wanted MORE. Ah well, you don't always get what you want, do you. SO YES. Golden this book was. I recommend it to fans of contemporary looking for a light beach read when you have a couple free hours to spare.

Content: Milderate
[some language including the S word throughout. A couple mild kisses. Innuendo.]
4 Stars
Well amigos, you know what I think. Now it is your turn to tell me what you think. Link me to your review if you have one! Happy Thursday! XOXO,


Sunday, June 16, 2013
Hullo everyone! Happy Sunday! Hope you're spending lots of awesome time with your Dads. :D Here's what's new this week in posts and books!

What's New

Not much this week, but look for more this week! [I blame by slight reading slump]

Book Haul


Thanks so much to Flux, Disney Hyperion, Macmillan, EpicReads & Teresa!

And yep. It's been a small week! Hope yours was awesome! I'd love to know what you got so link me up to your pretties and I'll fangirl with you! XOXOXO,


Monday, June 10, 2013
So, basically I teamed up with Eileen @ Singing & Reading in the Rain to do a mega fun Review Swap. We chose Born of Illusion [OUT TOMORROW!]. So if you're here looking for my normal blurbings, you're gonna have to head over HERE to find them! I've got Leeny's thoughts here! YAAAY! 
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Hey guys! I've been having a pretty epic week. Lots of summer activities and parties! Plus I got into this choir I auditioned for! Yay! Anyway, it's kinda sad that these haul posts are getting scarcer on the blog. I have had no time to vlog and edit and post lately. So these might be more like monthly hauls. Haha. But here's all that's happened on the blog and in books! Plus, my signing recap from two weeks ago!! Yay!
Friday, June 7, 2013
Belladonna
by Fiona Paul
Pages: 352
Publishing: 7.16.13

In the second in the stunning Secrets of the Eternal Rose series, Cassandra Caravello is trying to forget Falco, the wild artist who ran off with her heart, as she grows closer to her strong, steady fiancĂ©, Luca. But Luca seems to have his own secrets. When he’s arrested by soldiers in the middle of the night, Cass’s life is once again thrown into chaos. She must save Luca, and that means finding the Book of the Eternal Rose—the only evidence that will prove he’s innocent. So begins her journey to Florence, a city haunted by whispers of vampirism, secret soirees and clandestine meetings of the Order of the Eternal Rose. And home to Falco, who is working for the Order’s eerily stunning leader, the Belladonna herself. Can Cass trust her heart to lead her to the truth this time? Nothing is as it seems in this seductive thriller, where the truth may be the deadliest poison of all.

WARNING: Incoherent gif review ahead. Proceed with caution.......
Monday, June 3, 2013
So.....you may have noticed the sparesness of the blog lately. It's quite sad I know. Here's the deal. I'm a doing terribly at keeping up with school and all my reading and blogging. I've been insanely busy these past two weeks, making it harder for me to chug through the normal amount of books, leaving of course..less content for the blog.

But with a more relaxed schedule coming up..I'm hoping to get back on track! But if things are kinda sparse, I'm still here!! Love to all you awesome peeps. And if you ever wanna see more Inkyness, visit me on Wednesday over at YAvengers, where I'm a part of the epic writing initiative! But until then...here's a hug!
Happy Monday! Let me know what's up with you!! XOXO,


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