Tuesday, September 25, 2012

waiting on Wednesday: The Rules by Stacey Kade

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
From the awesome author of The Ghost & The Goth, comes a new dyopian/paranormal series
Project Paper Doll #1
The Rules
by Stacey Kade
1. Never trust anyone.

2. Remember they are always searching.

3. Don’t get involved.

4. Keep your head down.

5. Don’t fall in love.

Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans, to hide in plain sight from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”

But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules.

 By Stacey Kade? Gotta have it!
Plus it'd be my first extraterrestial book and I'm ready for it ;)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Star-Crossed by Jennifer Echols

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
So I know you people have already forgotten about me but I haven't forgotten about you or this blog, but I'm rotating in the plastic surgery service, which is so fancy and challenging that I haven't got time to read/review/sleep.
And this is a big but, I had to find a computer to post a WoW today because I just HAD TO feature this book, by one of my all-time favorite authors and overall person: Jennifer Echols.
Check it out my friendos!

Wendy Mann loves her job rescuing celebrities from public relations scrapes. She grew up with nothing, and now she’s drawn to glitz, glamour, and a lighthearted lifestyle. She speaks her mind, so she’s just the tough cookie to tell stars the truth about how other people see them, even when they don’t want to hear it. But after six years at the top of her game, Wendy crosses the line. A star she was sent to save rebels against her and nearly gets her fired. To salvage her job, she must rehabilitate the career of a singing starlet with a penchant for posting inappropriate photos of herself and arguing online with her famous ex. Problem is, the ex is represented by Wendy’s arch nemesis from college, the hot and haughty Daniel Blackstone. And both stars are scheduled for a collision course on national television, broadcast live from Las Vegas.
Daniel’s uneasy when he hears Wendy Mann from his firm’s most hated competitor has been brought in to revive the career of his client’s ex-girlfriend. Daniel must win at any cost. And if he has to seduce Wendy to smooth the way to their partnership, he’s willing to sacrifice himself for the cause. But Daniel doesn’t count on the scorching heat between them—and when they get to Vegas, all bets are off.

Crazy Celebs
Collision on national tv
Hot tempered enemies from college!!!

OMG I can't handle this I'm only human, my body can't contain these emotions I need this book like yesterday and will do aything to have at least a glimpse...

Just Kidding (sort of).
So anyways, I forgot to tell that this is Jenn Echols' first adult fiction book (but I don't care I'd read Grandma fiction if she wrote it)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Canary by Rachele Alpine

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
by Rachele Alpine
If she stays quiet, it will destroy her. If she speaks out, it will destroy everyone.
Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, learning that there are perks to being an athlete.   
But those perks also come with a price. Another player takes his power too far and Kate is assaulted at a party. She knows she should speak out, but her dad tries to silence her in order to protect the team. The world that Kate was once welcomed into is now her worst enemy, and she must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes. 
Similar to Jandy Nelson’s The Sky is Elsewhere, Canary is told in a mix of prose and verse.
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I don't believe this book will be similar to Pants On Fire by Meg Cabot but I can't help but notice how similar they sound: town turns blind eye on something awful just to protect a bunch of HS athletes...
But since I friggin adore that book I will hope Canary is just as awesome! It definitely sounds amazing and has interesting issues thrown in
And although I'm not a fan of The Sky is Everywhere I will pretend I didn't see that part and I'm gonna rush to the bookstore the day Canary is out! <3

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
by Tiffany Schmidt

Mia is always looking for signs. A sign that she should get serious with her soccer-captain boyfriend. A sign that she’ll get the grades to make it into an Ivy-league school. One sign she didn’t expect to look for was: “Will I survive cancer?” It’s a question her friends would never understand, prompting Mia to keep her illness a secret.
The only one who knows is her lifelong best friend, Gyver, who is poised to be so much more. Mia is determined to survive, but when you have so much going your way, there is so much more to lose. From debut author Tiffany Schmidt comes a heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting story of one girl’s search for signs of life in the face of death.

Aww. For this one book I'm willing to give cancer-books another try :)
I'm sure it will be amazing
not only it has great praise from practically everyone, and a tear-jerking plot. It also has my favorite thing ever: boy and girl best friends realize they might have romantic feelings for eachother!
I- I- I LOVE THAT! So for me this book is made of win already.
Also I've heard from a little birdie (Courtney Summers) that this is pretty much the book my life has been waiting on ever since it was born.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Review: The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin

Title: The Waiting Sky
Author: Lara Zielin
Published August 2nd 2012 by Putnam Juvenile
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What can I tell you about this one? Even though it was interesting and fast paced enough to hold my attention, it still did nothing to stand out from the crowd of amazing YA contemporaries in the past. But anyway, I don’t regret reading it or anything as I enjoyed the story and the characters aswell.

Now this isn’t a romance (although it definitely has its moments), the book focuses in family issues instead. In Jane’s journey of letting go of all the dead-weight she’s been carrying for years. Jane’s mom is an alcoholic, and her brother Ethan left them both when he graduated High School to try and pursue a better life away from all the negativity in his home, Jane was crushed but also secretly envious of his brother’s ability to just walk away from all the problems, but now years later, and about to start her senior year, she’s wondering if maybe she should try what Ethan did, but how can she do it when she has experienced first-hand how awful it feels to be left behind?

But Ethan, who is a meteorologist, has invited Jane to spent the summer with him and his tornado chasing buddies; and after a horrible accident involving her best friend and her drunk mother, Jane is almost forced into taking the chance.

I liked to see Jane struggle, I wouldn’t have bought it if she would have just taken her suitcase and leave, but she didn’t. Jane weighted all of her options and sometimes it was hard to watch how involved and seemingly too absorbed in trying to fix her mom’s life she was, I would feel like shaking her at times, it was exasperating but also it ringed true.

Everyone in the tornado-chasing squad was awesome and all the chasing parts were pretty much my favorite, lots of action and cool descriptions. And everything you could ask for when you're reading about tornado-chasing.

I recommend it to people that like stories about family and moving on, with a touch of dangerous storms!