Wednesday, February 27, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Wait For You by J. Lynn

Well, what do we have here? Hmmmm... I wasn't really looking for a new book from Jennifer Armentrout because I know Apollyon is not yet to come out any sooner. Oh wait, let me just tell you how I found out about this amazing author before anything else. Haha! So, I came to love Jennifer through her Covenant series. Oh yes!!! That bad ass series of hers people!!! I sooooo loved Half-blood when I read it. When I started stalking her on twitter this past week I found out she is releasing a new book under NA category and oh my!!! When I read the first three chapters I died of anticipation! Like really!!! This girl knows what she is talking about!!! Haha! So I signed up to the cover reveal mailing list of this new book and when I went home today from work, guess what I found when I checked my email? YES!!! The book cover of Wait For You!!! Eeeeee!!! Way to complete my day!!! I love you Jennifer!!!

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?

Here ya go!

Gorgeous right?! *swoon*

The Blurb

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… so lickable. 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…

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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: Twitter, Facebook, Website

BOOK REVIEW: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Where She Went
If I Stay #2
Gayle Forman

It's been three years since the devastating accident... three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future-and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
So, after gushing in my review of If I Stay earlier I am now moving on to Where She Went. Hmm what can I say about this book? I loved it more than the first one! I don't know if it's because this one was told from Adam's POV or because it's just better than If I Stay, for me at least. Okay fine! I have to admit I loved this more mainly because for the first reason. I don't know what is wrong with me but I tend to like books which are told from a guy's point of view. Not all, but whatever. The reason night be because I am a girl and being one, I already know how girls think in general. It's refreshing to read something that is not what I am used to or what i am already expecting from a girl's crazy and fickle mind.

In this book, I know I am being biased toward Adam, I hated Mia for dropping Adam just like that. But who am I to talk right? I fully understood what Mia was going through in If I Stay, the one thing I didn't was why she decided to fade away from Adam's life? Even when that was explained on the latter part, the whys, I just didn't get it. Or I chose to not understand it. They loved each other for jesuschrissake! What Mia's parents said in the first book, that their love was not the typical high school love that fades eventually. Theirs was a love meant to last but they didn't trust it enough. That was the saddest part, they've wasted three effin years away from each other. Why it has to be that long before they confront one another is beyond me.

BUT! Eventually, of course and definitely should, they found each other again. That's what matters most right? They've finally overcame what was holding them apart and accepted that they truly belong together.

In If I Stay, readers experienced so many loss. So many heartbreaks, so many tear-jerker scenes. With Where She Went, readers experienced Adam's grief and love that made the reading experience biased to any reader who fell in love with Adam in the first book (I am one of those).

Salute to Ms. Gayle Forman! 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay
If I Stay #1
Gayle Forman

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by lottle she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

    I had this book on my reader for more than a month I think but as I checked on my recommendations list, this book was pushed further down that I have forgotten about it until I cannot find something that interests me anymore. Soooo... Finally finally I read it and I regretted why I haven't read it when I got the copy! WHY! *sighs*.

     Anyway, there's no room for regret because I finished this book already and WOW! I loved it! I'm not usually a fan of books where the story is mostly about "dying and being brought back". I have only one favorite book that is something like that (Before I Fall anyone?). So yeah, when I read the summary of If I Stay honestly I didn't feel an eagerness to read it. When looking for something to read, I apply the love-at-first-sight theory but not the love at first sight of the book cover. It's more of like love-at-first-summary-read. Am I making sense? Well, that didn't apply to this book, maybe which was why it was pushed further down my to-read list. But oh my oh my, maybe I should not apply that theory anymore because I am missing some really good reads! Maybe I should practice the do not judge a book by its summary? Okay I am gushing nonsense here. 

     So what I am saying really is I loved this book! Ha! I loved the contradicting personalities of Mia and Adam and how music brought them together. I loved how Adam loves Mia. I loved the complications between them. So yeah, I loved the characters that is why I loved the book!



Monday, February 18, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Faking It by Cora Carmack

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FAKING IT by Cora Carmack
releases 06/04/2013 from William Morrow Paperbacks

The Blurb

Mackenzie "Max" Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they're expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he's kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they're forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.