Saturday, December 31, 2011

Have a Happy New Year!!!

To all those who live in America, it's the new year tomorrow! 2012!!!!!!!!!!
Well, there were so many great books that I want to make a list of books that were
 my favorite books of the year. So many people did this, but I also want to do it!

Okay, my number one favorite book of this year was Divergent by Veronica Roth. She is an excellent author and this was an excellent book. I can't wait for the sequel, Insurgent! I'm in love with Four and I can't wait to see more of him!
Divergent (Divergent, #1)

One of the weirdest books of the year was Luminous by Dawn Metcalf. This book was so weird with its original idea and how the whole story came out. I almost didn't want to finish the book, but I did and even though it wasn't my favorite, it was definitely one of the most original books I read this year.

One of my favorite series was The Tiger's Curse series by Colleen Houck. I'm still reading the third book that I got for Christmas, but this series made me cry! It is sooooo good, I love the idea of shape shifting tigers. I can't decide between Kishan and Ren, it makes me so frustrated! I can't decide from a round or square pillow (inside joke from book 3). I can't wait to finish the third book! Has anyone lifted one of the books? They are freaking heavy!

Another book that made me cry was The Probability of Miracles because it was so sad. I can't really read any books that involve cancer because I always end up bawling my eyes out. Also, if the love interest in the book gets, like, amnesia or something. I can't stand it when that happens, I can never finish a book if it includes a character forgetting their love with someone else, except for Tiger's Voyage.
The Probability of Miracles

A weird book as well was Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It was extremely weird with the blue hair and the bones, but the romance in the book was awww worthy though it was also very original.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)

The Soul Screamers series was also another enjoyable read due to the unexpected ending. You never really hear books about banshees or bean sidhes and the love story really surprised me at the end. I think I cried during this book series as well. I loved it!

Anna and the French Kiss was an awesome romance. I wish I own it because it was absolutely amazing. The romance made me swoon and the hilarious antics of the characters made me laugh out loud. One of the best romances I've read in awhile with an author that definitely captured a teenage girl's heart. Yay!
Anna and the French Kiss

A book with the best cover of the year would be Wither because it totally captured what the book was about with wanting to be free (the caged bird) and the idea the book was based on was terrific and original. A dystopia world where a girl in this time period would not like to go.
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)

The Vampire Academy series has the best vote for vampires. These vampires don't sparkle, they have sharp teeth and aren't afraid to use them. I love the romance though I don't really understand why people like Dimitri so much, I'm definitely an Adrian fan. I guess that's why Richelle Mead came up with the Bloodlines series to tide the Adrian fans over. I'm still an Adrian fan, who doesn't want a hot drunk for a boyfriend?

One last book to go! A historical book I really loved was The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Historical books
aren't really my thing, but I loved the idea of an ugly and fat (not trying to be mean, but the main character mentioned it many times) princess who has an amazing amount of power inside of her (more like her bellybutton). A man came to love her, not caring about her outward appearance which is the best thing a guy could ever do. I want a man like that!
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)

I hope you all have a happy New Years! Tomorrow, I will have an In My Mailbox for the start of the New Year! I got $75 dollars to Barnes and Noble which I basically spent all of it (except for fifteen dollars) and I got some books from the library. I now own 5 books, well, technically two of the five books have three books in them (they're huge) so it would be about 9 books. If you want to find out what they are, look at my blog tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

January Epic Reads!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, the New Year is almost here and I'm going to spread some cheer of some fabulous books that come out in January. These books sound so awesome, I can't wait to get them! This year's books are going to be great, just look at these examples. Oh yeah, I included #1 because I just really want that book! I hope you love the covers and possible alternates!!!

1.     The Catastrophic History of You and Me The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg 2/27
2.  Fracture   Fracture Fracture by Megan Miranda 1/17Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine
-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?
Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?
For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death.

3.     The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight La probabilité statistique de l'amour au premier regard Die statistische Wahrscheinlichkeit von Liebe auf den ersten BlickThe Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith 1/2
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

4.  Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)    Incarnate (Newsoul #1) by Jodi Meadows 1/31
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?
Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

5.  Under the Never Sky  Under the Never Sky  Under the Never Sky (Under The Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi 1/3
Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.
As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.
They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers a barbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY.

6.Everneath (Everneath, #1) Ewiglich die Sehnsucht EverneathEverneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton 1/24
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.
She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.
As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

 7.    The Alchemy of Forever The Alchemy of Forever The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation #1) by Avery Williams 1/3
People say ‘love never dies’… but love might be the death of Seraphina. Seraphina has been alive since the Middle Ages, when her boyfriend, Cyrus, managed to perfect a method of alchemy that lets them swap bodies with any human being. Sera ran away from Cyrus years ago, when she realized that what they were doing—taking the lives of innocent people—was wrong. She doesn’t want to die, so she finds young people who are on the brink of death, and inhabits their bodies. When we meet Sera, she has landed in the body of a girl named Kailey who was about to die in a car accident. For the first time, Sera falls in love with the life of the person she’s inhabiting. Sera also falls for the boy next door, Noah. And soon it’s clear the feelings are returned. Unfortunately, she can never kiss Noah, because for her to touch lips with a human would mean the human’s death. And she has even more to worry about: Cyrus is chasing her, and if she stays in one place for long, she puts herself—and the people she’s grown to care for—in danger.
Hardcover, 256 pages Expected publication: January 3rd 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
8.  Tempest (Tempest #1) Les Ennemis du temps (Tempest, #1) Tempest (Tempest #1) by Julie Cross 1/17
The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 352 pages Expected publication: January 17th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
9.    Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)  Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) CinderCinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer 1/3
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet, Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling.
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 387 pages Expected publication: January 3rd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
10.    Don't Breathe a Word  Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala 1/3
Joy Delamere is suffocating...
From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.
Joy can take his words - tender words, cruel words - until the night they go too far.
Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe... if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.
Set against the gritty backdrop of Seattle’s streets and a cast of characters with secrets of their own, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the meaning of love, and how far a girl will go to discover her own strength.
Paperback, 299 pages Expected publication: January 3rd 2012 by HarperTeen
11.  Try Not to Breathe Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard 1/19
Learning to live is more than just choosing not to die, as sixteen-year-old Ryan discovers in the year following his suicide attempt. Despite his mother’s anxious hovering and the rumors at school, he’s trying to forget the darkness from which he has escaped. But it doesn’t help that he’s still hiding guilty secrets, or that he longs for a girl who may not return his feelings. Then he befriends Nicki, who is using psychics to seek contact with her dead father. This unlikely friendship thaws Ryan to the point where he can face the worst in himself. He and Nicki confide in one another the things they never thought they’d tell anyone—but their confessions are trickier than they seem, and the fallout tests the bound of friendship and forgiveness.
Hardcover, 272 pages Expected publication: January 19th 2012 by Viking Juvenile
12.  Love? Maybe  Love? Maybe by Heather Hepler 1/5
Just because Piper’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day does not mean she’s a romantic. In fact, after watching her father and then her stepfather leave, she’s pretty sure she doesn’t believe in love at all. Then her friends concoct a plan to find them all Valentine’s dates, and somehow Piper finds herself with the most popular guy in school. But true love never follows a plan, and a string of heartfelt gifts from a secret admirer has Piper wondering if she might be with the wrong guy.
Hardcover, 256 pages Expected publication: January 5th 2012 by Dial
13. Ditched: A Love StoryDitched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom 1/10
High school senior Justina Griffith was never the girl who dreamed of going to prom. Designer dresses and strappy heels? Not her thing. So she never expected her best friend, Ian Clark, to ask her.
Ian, who always passed her the baseball bat handle first.
Ian, who knew exactly when she needed red licorice.
Ian, who promised her the most amazing night at prom.
And then ditched her.
Now, as the sun rises over her small town, and with only the help of some opinionated ladies at the 7-Eleven, Justina must piece together — stain by stain on her thrift-store dress — exactly how she ended up dateless. A three-legged Chihuahua was involved. Along with a demolition derby-ready Cadillac. And there was that incident at the tattoo parlor. Plus the flying leap from Brian Sontag's moving car...
But to get the whole story, Justina will have to face the boy who ditched her. And discover if losing out at prom can ultimately lead to true love.
Filled with humor, charm, and romance, Ditched: A Love Story by debut novelist Robin Mellom will have readers dreaming of love on their own prom nights.
Hardcover, 288 pages Expected publication: January 10th 2012 by Disney-Hyperion

Hardcover, 384 pages Expected publication: January 24th 2012 by Harper Collins / Balzer + Bray

Hardcover, US, 400 pages Expected publication: January 3rd 2012 by HarperCollins

Hardcover, 384 pages Expected publication: January 31st 2012 by HarperCollins Children's Books

Hardcover, 256 pages Expected publication: January 2nd 2012 by Poppy

Hardcover, 272 pages Expected publication: January 17th 2012 by Walker & Company

Sunday, December 25, 2011

In My Mailbox Take 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas! To those who don't celebrate or are in a different timezone or whatever, merry Sunday! This is the last Sunday of the year. I can't believe it! The whole year has gone by soooooo fast. Well, I read a ton of awesome books this year and I just got some more. To all who looked at my Christmas List post, you saw all the books, right? Actually, I only got five books from that whole huge list. Though I did get some library books in as well. This post will be divided into two parts, library and books I got for presents. Hope everyone else got some good books this year! Time for a big Christmas breakfast! Ta, ta!


The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1) Sommernacht  (Plötzlich Fee, #1)La princesse maudite Iron King- Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2) Plötzlich Fee - Winternacht: RomanIron Daughter- Julie Kagawa

The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3) Herbstnacht (Iron Fey, #3)Iron Queen- Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4) We all love Ash and Puck.
Now we can have Mehgan, too!
Enjoy! ^_^ Iron Knight- Julie Kagawa

Shade (Shade, #1) Shade Shade (Shade, #1) Shade (Shade, #1) Odcień fioletu Shade- Jeri Smith-Ready

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica, #1) Comment se débarrasser d'un vampire amoureux Promessi Vampiri Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Audio CD) Comment se débarrasser d'un vampire amoureux Der Vampir, den ich liebte Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side- Beth Fantasky

Evernight (Evernight, #1) Medianoche (Evernight, #1) Evernight (Evernight, #1) Evernight (Evernight, #1) Evernight (Evernight, #1) Evernight (Evernight, #1) Mitjanit (Mitjanit, #1) Evernight- Claudia Gray

LegacyLegacy- Molly Cochran

Oresama Teacher , Vol. 4Oresama Teacher Volume 4- Izumi Tsubaki

Tempest Rising (Tempest #1) Tempest Rising Tempest: Tochter des Meeres Tempest Rising- Tracy Deebs

A Touch Mortal (A Touch Trilogy, #1) A Touch Mortal- Leah Clifford

Bitter End Bitter End- Jennifer Brown

Dead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful, #1) Dead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful, #1) Deine Seele in mir (Dead Beautiful, #1)  Piękni i martwi ( Piękni i martwi, #1) Dead Beautiful- Yvonne Woon

Wild Magic (Immortals, #1) Wild Magic (Immortals, #1) Wild Magic (Immortals, #1) Wild Magic (Immortals, #1) Wild Magic (Immortals, #1) Wild Magic (Immortals, #1) Wild Magic (Immortals, #1) Wild Magic (Immortals, #1) Dhana: Kampf um Tortall (Dhana, #1)  Wild Magic- Tamora Pierce

Blue Exorcist, Volume 3Blue Exorcist Volume 3- Kazue Kato

Every Other DayEvery Other Day- Jennifer Barnes

Fever Crumb (The Hunger City Chronicles Prequel, #1) Fever Crumb (Mortal Engines Quartet Prequel, #1) Fever Crumb (Mortal Engines Prequel, #1) Fever Crumb Fever Crumb- Philip Reeve

Christmas Books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stay with MeStay With Me- Paul Griffin

Tiger's Voyage (The Tiger Saga, #3)Tiger's Voyage- Colleen Houck

Faking FaithFaking Faith- Josie Bloss

Beautifully Broken (Spellbound #1)Beautifully Broken- Sherry Soule

To all those who like or has ever read the Warriors series by Erin Hunter (I still read and love them!) I got one of them for Christmas. Yay!

Crookedstar's Promise (Warriors Super Edition)Crookedstar's Promise- Erin Hunter

Hope you all have a great new years! I know I will (too bad I can't stay out after midnight)! Get ready for 2012 because there are going to be a ton of awesome books next year!