Friday, October 24, 2014

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas: Review

RATING: 10/5 stars!!
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Source: Bought
Release date: September 2, 2014
Find it on Goodreads here!
SUMMARY (from Goodreads):
Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?
Another cliffhanger?


Even though that cliffhanger was awful, I still loved this book SO MUCH!! I highly recommend reading this series!!

CONTENT: Kissing, implied sex, lots of violence, and I can't recall much swearing, but I may be wrong.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy #3) by Sarah Rees Brennan: Review

RATING: 4/5 stars!
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Source: Bought
Release date: September 23, 2014
Find it on Goodreads here!
SUMMARY (from Goodreads):
Powerful love comes with a price. Who will be the sacrifice?

Kami has lost the boy she loves, is tied to a boy she does not, and faces an enemy more powerful than ever before. With Jared missing for months and presumed dead, Kami must rely on her new magical link with Ash for the strength to face the evil spreading through her town.

Rob Lynburn is now the master of Sorry-in-the-Vale, and he demands a death. Kami will use every tool at her disposal to stop him. Together with Rusty, Angela, and Holly, she uncovers a secret that might be the key to saving the town. But with knowledge comes responsibility—and a painful choice. A choice that will risk not only Kami’s life, but also the lives of those she loves most.

This final book in the Lynburn Legacy is a wild, entertaining ride from beginning to shocking end.
As with all trilogy conclusions, I will keep my review brief to avoid spoilers.
I, sadly, did not like this book as much as the first two. Kami kind of annoyed me, Ash annoyed me even more, and the way it ended was....weird. I didn't quite understand it.
But overall, UNMADE was still a solid conclusion to the trilogy. I higly recommend starting this series if you have not done so already!
CONTENT: Some steamy kissing, and some pretty disturbing scenes regarding violence. I honestly can't remember what kind of swearing there was. Sorry!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (15): Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater


"Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week's "waiting on" is....
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
by Maggie Stiefvater!

Publication date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press

SUMMARY (from Goodreads):

There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

I ADORE anything Maggie Stiefvater writes. I cannot wait for this book!
What is your "waiting on"?

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Blog Tour: Between the Stars and Sky by David James: Review + GIVEAWAY!!


BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a vivid contemporary novel from Young Adult author David James.  Lyrical and romantic, BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a heart-stopping, contemporary read for fans of Maggie Stiefvater and David Levithan. 

SYNOPSIS: "In the small, lakeside town of Huntington, the Firelight Festival marks the end of summer. A time to laugh, to live, to love. And for Jackson Grant, it is a chance to begin again. 

 But there is a darker side to the Firelight Festival, a deadly tradition known as the Firelight Fall. A secret game. A legendary lie. A test of bravery. Those who fall risk everything, and Jackson is on the edge. Until he meets a girl who pushes him over. 

 For Jackson, falling for Sarah Blake might be as dangerous as jumping in the Firelight Fall. As summer burns away, Jackson and Sarah ignite an unstoppable love game. For her, his heart is on fire. And soon, Sarah shows him life, saves him from loss, and opens his heart to an infinite and wild love found between the stars and sky."

MY RATING: 5/5 emotionally crippling stars!!

Author: David James
Publisher: Ingram
Source: eARC
Release date: September 30, 2014
Find it on Goodreads here!

First off, I need to say that I am not the biggest fan of contemporary novels. I don't really like stuff that deals with real-life situations, and most of the time, I find them extremely boring.

But then BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY came along.

I loved this book. LOVED IT! It was like a fresh drink of water in the land of contemporary novels.

The prose was absolutely gorgeous! It was lyrical and, for lack of a better word, heartbreakingly beautiful, that I just couldn't stop reading. David James, you are the master of metaphors.

The relationship between Sarah and Jackson was great, the dialogue between the characters was great, and that ending though....FEELS. SO. MANY. FEELS.

In short, everything about this book was AMAZING!!! I highly recommend reading it if you have not done so already!! And scroll down to the bottom and enter the super fantastic giveaway!!!

CONTENT: Kissing, one sex scene, mostly implied; several f-bombs dropped, and hardly any violence whatsoever.


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David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer duet, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH'S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. A Legend of the Dreamer anthology, SHADES OF THE STARS, was released July 2013, and includes the exclusive novella, THE ENCHANTER'S FIRE. The final book in the duet, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in 2015. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. David enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Visit David’s blog at and facebook at to learn more about his novels.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey: Review

RATING: 5/5 stars!
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Source: Bought
Release date: September 16, 2014
Find it on Goodreads here!
SUMMARY (From Goodreads):
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.
When the reviews for this book started coming in, I was getting really nervous. A lot of them were not positive, and I started to get really worried that this book was going to be terrible.
Once it finally came in the mail, I was even more disappointed; the book was so short!! Only 300 pages!! So I started worrying again. I absolutely LOVED the first book (My review), and I so wanted this one to be just as amazing.
I should not have worried, because ohmysweetgoodness I loved this book. It was SO PERFECT!! I absolutely love Ringer, Cassie is as great as she has always been, and Evan is as gorgeous an alien as he has always been. The plot just keeps getting thicker, and there were some definite twists that Idid not see coming.
I also really liked how each part of the book is from a different characters point of view, but Rick never really tells you who it is. You have to read it and make deductions for yourself, and I thought it was so cool!
Overall, this book was a fantastic addition to THE 5TH WAVE series! I cannot wait for the third book!!
CONTENT: Kissing, one sex scene, but it's mostly implied; swearing is heavy, with plenty of f-words dropped; and violence is about the same as the first book. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (14): The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.
This week's "waiting on" is...
The Retribution of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkin!

Publication date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster


Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.

Oh my goodness, ya'll have no idea how much I want this book. THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER absolutely blew my mind. I cannot wait to see how it ends!
What is your "waiting on"?