Waiting on Wednesday (85) – Girl of Nightmares

Girl of Nightmares

Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
To be released: August 7, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):


In this follow-up to Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas begins seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep, and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong. These aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.


I devoured Anna Dressed in Blood in one sitting and I just wanted to continue read about these characters. I’m super excited for the next book because the ending of Annaleft me wanting more. I cannot wait for this book!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Waiting on Wednesday (84) – Goddess Interrupted

Goddess Interrupted       

Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
To be released: March 27, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):

Kate Winters has won immortality.

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she’ll have to fight for it.

Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry’s first wife, Persephone.


I just read the Goddess Test and I really liked and now really want to read the next book. It sounds like this one is gonna be one wild ride.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Waiting on Wednesday (83) – Incarnate

Incarnate
Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
To be released: January 31, 2012
Summary (from Goodreads):
NEWSOUL
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.

NOSOUL
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?

HEART
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.

This book sounds really interesting. And I really love the cover! Good thing it comes out at the end of the month!
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Blogging Resolutions

It’s a New Year. As always with a New Year you get a new start. I’m not much for coming up with New Year’s resolutions, probably because not much changes year from year, but I did set some blogging resolutions for 2012.

If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been a bit slacking on the blog since around November. The last two months of school were insane and I had little time to devote to anything besides school, sleep, and work. Personal issues have also gotten in the way as well.

My main resolution for 2012 is to blog more. I really love blogging and I’m sad that I’ve fallen so far behind. I have a ton of books that I need to review and I plan on getting on that ASAP. Even during the school I want to balance my school work and personal life so that I can find time to blog. I want to try to have a review a week up on the blog, but I know that might just sometimes be impossible. I will try to read as much as possible, but I have a ton of books for my classes (i’m taking 3 english class, and have 12 books for just one class!) but will try to read for fun as well. I will try to schedule posts in advanced when I have time instead of just putting it off to the last minute. I will be more active on twitter! I virtually abandoned twitter during the school year last year and will try to catch.

I want to be a better blogger and I want to actually have time to blog because I really do enjoy it. Starting tomorrow, I’m going to really start devoting more time to my blog, especially since school starts soon and I want to get ahead. But basically, I just want to BLOG more in 2012.

Waiting on Wednesday (82) – Bitterblue

Bitterblue

Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Dial
To be released: May 1, 2012
Summary (from Goodreads):
Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck’s reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle—disguised and alone—to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past. Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn’t yet identified, holds a key to her heart.
I just reread Fire for the like billionth time and cannot wait for Bitterblue. Kristin Cashore is an amazing fantasy writer and I cannot wait to see what this companion has to offer.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Waiting on Wednesday (81) – Grave Mercy

Grave Mercy

Robin LaFevers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
To be released: April 3, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?


Everything about this book just sounds awesome and full of win! Cannot wait to read!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Waiting on Wednesday (80) – Born Wicked

Born Wicked

Jessica Spotswood
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
To be released: February 7, 2012
Summary (from Goodreads):
A Great and Terrible Beauty meets Cassandra Clare in this spellbinding fantasy 

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.

At first I wasn’t that interested in this synopsis, but then reread it a few times and realized I’d probably really like this book. And now I really want to read it. So can it please be February now?
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Birthday Giveaway!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

So today is my 20th birthday (woohoo!) and I wanted to celebrate by hosting a little giveaway for the readers of my blog.  My birthday gift to all of you is signed copies of one of my favorite series: 13 to Life by Shannon Delany. I have a signed copy of 13 to Life, Secrets and Shadows and Bargains and Betrayals up for grabs (I’ll through in some swag too. I have so much). If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend you check them out, they are awesome. You can read my reviews for each book in the series here, here and here.

Help celebrate my birthday by just entering to win some awesome prizes!!!

Giveaway Details
-Win a signed finished copies of 13 to Life, Secrets and Shadows, and a signed ARC of Bargains and Betrayals
– Fill out the form below completely!
– Open Internationally
– One entry per person. Multiple entries will be deleted
– End January 1, 2012