Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Blog 107 - Waiting for You Cover Reveal

What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?
J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT

“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES

I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books

Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes

For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic

For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.” – Mundie Moms

I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says

Excited? Ready to see the cover for WAIT FOR YOU?

Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… solickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for…

WAIT FOR YOU is available now!
J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

Blog 106 - Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Author: Aprilynne Pike
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 294
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 2010
ISBN-13: 9780061668050

About the Book:
Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words.
Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.
Laurel's life is the very definition of normal . . . until the morning when she wakes up to discover a flower blooming from her back. As it turns out, nothing in Laurel's life is what it seems. Now, with the help of an alluring faerie sentry who holds the key to her true past, Laurel must race to save her human family from the centuries-old faerie enemies who walk among them.
My Review:
This book was good to read. I enjoyed reading this because it was about a girl who's world gets turned upside down. She thinks that she is just like any other kid in the world with a few twists. She was home-schooled but now in public school. She doesn't eat anything except like fruit and veggies. She's a vegan. But that's because she is only half human and the other half is fairy. She begins to find this out when she meets Tamani, who is a guard to the fairy realm. There is so much going on in this book that I couldn't put it done. The love she has for David. The curiosity she has about what is happening with her body, and the life that she doesn't know about. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes stories about fairies, and wants to be taken away into a different world. I believe Aprilynne Pike did an excellent job writing this book, and I can't wait to read the sequel titled "Spells."

Until next time, Happy Reading Everybody!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Blog 105 - Rabbit Redux Review

Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels (Rabbit Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit Is Rich, Rabbit at Rest) (Everyman's Library)

Author: John Updike
Format: Hardcover (in Tetralogy)
Pages: 350
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication Date: October 28, 1995
ISBN-13: 9780679444596

About the Book
When we first met him in Rabbit, Run (1960), the book that established John Updike as a major novelist, Harry (Rabbit) Angstrom is playing basketball with some boys in an alley in Pennsylvania during the tail end of the Eisenhower era, reliving for a moment his past as a star high school athlete. Athleticism of a different sort is on display throughout these four magnificent novels—the athleticism of an imagination possessed of the ability to lay bare, with a seemingly effortless animal grace, the enchantments and disenchantments of life.
Updike revisited his hero toward the end of each of the following decades in the second half of this American century; and in each of the subsequent novels, as Rabbit, his wife, Janice, his son, Nelson, and the people around them grow, these characters take on the lineaments of our common existence. In prose that is one of the glories of contemporary literature, Updike has chronicled the frustrations and ambiguous triumphs, the longuers, the loves and frenzies, the betrayals and reconciliations of our era. He has given us our representative American story.This Rabbit Angstrom volume is comprised of the following novels: Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit is Rich; and Rabbit at Rest.
My Review
With this being the second book in the Rabbit series, I wasn’t really ready to read this one, but with the time constraint of having to read it for my college class, I started reading this book. This book picks up about ten years after the first one ends.

Things that I liked: I liked that Rabbit seemed more mature in this book, but yet he was still trying to find a happy balance or a balance that he could live with, with the people around him. His wife, Janice, his son Nelson, his parents, and even his wife’s parents, there are definitely some ups and downs that happen with each and every one of those people. I liked that every time you turned around there was something happening, or Harry (Rabbit) is talking about something political. Another sign that Harry is getting older is that he is paying more attention to the politics of everything around him: who is being elected into office, the war that is going on, etc.

Things that I didn’t like: Not much that I didn’t like, I mean the pacing of the book gets to me after a while but there’s nothing I can do about that, now can I? I’m torn about all the detail that Updike places throughout the novels. I like having the detail but something I wonder what the novel would be like if maybe he left something out and left it to the reader’s imagination to figure out what is going on or what something would look like. 

Overall: I enjoyed reading this book, it was better than the first. Still with this being a post modern classic, I will most likely be revisiting it to go back through it and reread the book to better understand it from the author’s perspective.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Blog 104 - Harry Potter Makeover

Hey Everyone!

So how many of you have seen or heard about the new Harry Potter covers that is set to come out starting in September for the paperback books to celebrate 15 years of Harry Potter?

If you haven’t heard, please take a look at some of these links I have placed below:

Kaleb Nation’s 60SR show:


There are other websites that are weighing in on the redesign for the Harry Potter book covers. I have heard that they will only be for the paperback books, but with me owning all of the books in Hardback, I will be making room on my shelves for the new paperback versions. I am a huge Harry Potter nerd and am pretty excited about what they will look like. I have only seen the first cover and look forward to seeing what books 2-7 look like. So tell me in the comments below: What are your thoughts on the new Harry Potter cover for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? I’m interested to see what everyone thinks. Here is a before and after of the old and new cover.

(Picture courtesy of Google Search &

Until next time, Happy Reading!