Friday, March 29, 2013

Author Spotlight: Fleur Gaskin & Arabelle's Shadows

**The idea has been around for far longer than I have been blogging, but it is a great opportunity to make a banner (meme style) and share some and coming authors, as well as their books, with you. Enjoy!**

Hey Guys!!

See that banner? Well you know what this means! I know, I haven't been the most active blogger *hangs head in shame* BUT I have a special treat. Penance? Today there's a special guest on Choice Reads, and that is author of Arabelle's Shadows: Fleur Gaskin! She has been kind enough to answer a few questions as well as leave an excerpt of her book, but before we get into the actual spotlight, here's a little heads up about both Fleur and Arabelle's Shadows.

Fleur Gaskin is from New Zealand. She was an international model for six years, working in over ten countries, mainly in Asia and Europe. She has been in TV commercials, walked on runways and appeared in many magazines including Elle, Marie Claire and Vogue. She presently lives in Shanghai, China with her fiancé.

Published: November 25th, 2012
Pages: 268

Goodreads Summary
Everything in Arabelle's life is coming together. She has confidence, great friends, she's even dating Naak, a wealthy Thai socialite. But there are too many models in Bangkok. Arabelle’s broke, she can’t find an agent in New York, and Naak isn’t as wonderful as he first appears. Slowly the Shadows creep back into Arabelle’s mind, bringing with them thoughts of hopelessness and despair. The vile Shadows know something Arabelle’s refusing to remember and, if she’s not careful, they’ll use it to destroy her. Based on a true story, Arabelle’s Shadows takes us on a journey through the struggles of growing up, not quite making it as an international model, and attempting to overcome a crushing depression.
Q: What inspired you to write, and when did you know that writing was a passion you wanted to pursue?

A: Even as a very small child I planned on becoming a writer. We were always surrounded by books in my house and I greedily gobbled them up. When I was twelve I announced to my teacher that I was going to write a novel and become the world’s youngest writer. Though the intentions were there, that book never even got started and then puberty arrived and I forgot all about writing. Then in 2002, I was modelling in Paris when I read Wuthering Heights. The book resonated with me and I thought, I want to tell stories like that, I want to make others feel all the emotions I had just felt and instantly the plots of two novels popped into my head.

Q: If there is one thing that motivates you the most, what is it?

A: Injustice. I know that people call me idealistic but I don’t care. I want the world to become a fairer, more balanced place. Seeing other people’s suffering destroys me and I will not rest until I have found a way to bring more love into the world. I am hoping that Arabelle’s Shadows will be the beginning of this journey.

Q: Why should readers be interested in reading Arabelle's Shadows?

A: Everyone knows someone with depression and everyone has their own vile Shadows, their own insecurities and fears that hold them back from truly living. Arabelle’s Shadows gives us an idea of how to control those Shadows. It also gives us an understanding of other people’s Shadows and hopefully it will help them forgive. Arabelle’s Shadows has lots of travel in it, you can experience what it’s like to live in Bangkok, Hong Kong or Milan. Go on an emotional journey with Arabelle full of highs and lows and lots of hope

Q: Which writers do you look to for inspiration and why? 

A: The writer who I am in awe of is Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird hit me in the core of my soul. I am amazed by Margaret Atwood, her plot and storytelling skills are incredible. John Marsden, the writer of the Tomorrow when the War Began series, is the author who I would like to follow in the footsteps of, his novels speak teenage truth. J.K Rowling is a genius and I simply love to know that an author like that exists in the world.

Q: What role does happiness play in your life, and why is it such a key factor in Arabelle's Shadows?

Human beings spend so much of their valuable time on Earth worrying about things that really aren’t that important. Why would you spend 80 hours a week working to earn money you have no time to enjoy? In comparison with the majority of the world I was born into great fortune. I had a house, I was never hungry, I went to great schools, politically I could say whatever I wanted and yet, I was not happy.

 I have learned in my life that the only way to be happy is to choose to be happy. That happiness comes from friendship, family and love, not from wealth, beauty or skinniness. All Arabelle ever wanted was to be happy. In Arabelle’s Shadows she travels around the world, learning about different faiths, different cultures, trying to piece the puzzle together. Here’s a hint if you want to be happy – Love yourself, just the way you are.

Q: Your novel tackles issues relating to the fashion industry, can you speak of how personal experiences helped shape this book?

A: By the time I started writing Arabelle’s Shadows I was so fed up with the modelling industry. Models are lowest on the totem pole of the fashion industry. Designers, clients, photographers, stylists and often makeup artists are all above us. We are poked and prodded and analysed like a piece of merchandise, not like a person. Our agencies (the people who are supposed to have our back) see us as money making machines and are rarely honest with us.

When I first started modelling I was told I needed to move to Auckland, so I did. I was told I shouldn’t work during the day in case I had castings. I didn’t have castings and because I wasn’t working, I didn’t have money either. The agency kept on telling me to keep waiting, that things would pick up soon. Now I realise that I was one of a hundred girls they had signed, they didn’t care if I personally was working so long as some of their models were.

 In Arabelle’s Shadows I tried to give an honest account of what modelling is like for the majority of models. There are some great times and great experiences that come with modelling, but I wouldn’t recommend it to any of my friends.

Q: What message do you hope your readers leave with?

A: To fight to be happy. You can change your dreams but never give up.

Thanks Fleur! I love that this author is writing from personal experiences, she has been such an open and kind individual to work with; I wish her the best with Arabelle's Shadows and find her to be a true inspiration. For those of you still on the fence about Shadows, there is a teaser from the book below, read it and see if it's the book for you!

My day started off okay. I had a casting at Emporium, a shopping centre near Rompo. I’ve always loved being in Emporium. Outside it’s all hot, dirty and crowded but as soon as you walk through the entrance everything’s cool, spacious and sparkly. And it’s welcoming, even though it’s full of lavish designer stores. It’s not like other stuffy malls for the wealthy, which always make me feel uncomfortable like, since I don’t have a platinum credit card, I shouldn’t be there.

After the casting I saw my friend Ying Thompson walking towards the escalator. She broke off from the group she was with and came over to give me a hug. “Hey Arabelle, what are you doing? Come sit with me while I get my makeup done.”

“Are you doing a fashion show?” I asked her thinking of all the models that’d been with her. “Nope. The others are, I’m hosting the event. Come on!” Without waiting for me to reply she linked her arm through mine and led me downstairs towards a backstage area in the basement. Ying’s a very popular singer in Thailand. As we walked through the mall you could hear people saying her name and giggling. Ying paid no attention to all the turning heads. She was on the phone, in the middle of a fierce monetary negotiation with a client. They want her to become the face of their rice crackers.

The concrete room we entered was full of people bustling around getting ready for the fashion show. We found an empty space and sat down amongst everyone else’s handbags, shawls and bottles of water.

“So what’s been happening?” She asked in a strong Kiwi accent (her Dad's from New Zealand, her Mum’s Thai-Chinese). “I think I…” I was bursting to tell her about Naak but Ying’s assistant interrupted and started asking a lot of questions in Thai. “Sorry,” Ying said focusing her attention back to me, “what were you going to say?”

“I was out at Bed the other week and… well… I think I’m dating Naak!”

Ying pursed her lips together in a frown, not the look of excitement I’d been expecting. “No you’re not.” Ying said flatly, “Naak has a girlfriend. She left to study in the States a couple of weeks ago.”

Looking away from Ying I caught sight of my reflection in the makeup mirror opposite me. My face was stuck in the smile I’d worn when I was telling her I had a boyfriend. Except now the lines around my mouth were strained. With bulging eyes my smile looked more like a grimace.

“I think they’re dating because her family owns a lot of the property on Sukumvit Road,” Ying continued. “You know, she’s only eighteen!” Naak’s thirty.

“Okay,” I murmured. I searched desperately for something else to say in response. Luckily the brand new mobile on Ying’s lap began to vibrate. With her perfectly manicured fingers, a tiny crystal heart in the centre of each nail, Ying set about replying to the text message. Ying hates all unpleasantness and it appeared that, as far as she was concerned, the issue was settled.

I’ve had plenty of experience detaching myself from my wretched weeping soul and by the time Ying put her phone down I'd rearranged my face into neutral. My robot body looked at my mobile and told Ying, “Sorry, I've got to go see the agency now,” it hugged her goodbye. It smiled and acted like Arabelle didn’t care that Naak had a girlfriend.

My insides died and disintegrated the whole journey home. I paused the tears right up until I exited the elevator. When I found no one in my shared room I blinked, allowing them trickle down the sides of my face and jump to the floor.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (9): The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

 *Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill@Breaking the Spine and is a weekly meme allowing for bloggers to connect and share their most anticipated reads.*

 Hi Loves,

This week I'm waiting on...

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

Goodreads Summary:
Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally. Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.

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Oh Yeah!

Why I can't wait: This book is set to release April 30th, 2013 and I absolutely LOVED The Immortal Rules!! It is such a fabulous book filled with Action, the Paranormal and ROMANCE. Yes, if you haven't read this book get on it fast, it is a great read. I look forward to finding out more about Kanin's involvement in the whole vampire epidemic. I want to see Allie save him and I look forward to catching up with Zeke ;) Give me this book now.

What are you waiting on??


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Top Ten: Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

**Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday is a countdown spotlighting, well, anything bookish!**

Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

Sadly, these are the books I just HAD to have...At the time. They were new releases/hyped about reads that ended up being purchased and forgotten, either due to school work or gradual disinterest. I feel so ashamed!! I really do need to read this books, please don't judge me harshly? Here's the list:

And there we have it! I promise to get to these novels by the end of the year. Hopefully. KIDDING!! I probably will :) What books did you end up purchasing and never reading? 

Until next week, take care my Loves!



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review: The Flute Player by Shawn Mihalik

Rating: 3.5 of 5 genies
Published: March 12, 2013
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Pages: 67
Publisher: Asymmetrical Press
Source: Review Copy
Format: eBook
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Goodreads Summary 
For nearly ten years, young Oliver has begrudgingly accepted his position as the flute player of the peaceful village of Drommar—a responsibility thrust upon him after the previous flute player, and Oliver's best friend, drowned in a tragic childhood accident. Now on the cusp of adulthood, a mysterious young woman enters Oliver's life, and he begins to question the nature of his world and the importance of his place in it.

The Review

Shawn Mihalik’s The Flute Player has all the makings of a fairy tale classic. His protagonist, Oliver, instantly brings to mind The Pied Piper from days of old and I couldn’t help casting similarities between the two. It was almost as if Oliver was a less grounded Piper before he eventually finds himself and matures; Oliver’s journey could very well have been that ancient flute player’s story. If he lived in Drommar, that is, and this point is exactly where everything alters. In bringing to life the little town, Mihalik does an excellent job of making this story unique and completely engaging. If anything, my linking Oliver to the Piper is further proof of how stunning this little tale truly is. The Flute Player is fast-paced and wonderful, and readers will be happy to know that a great fantasy belies the book’s modest packaging.

To be sure, Oliver was the perfect protagonist for this book. His character is crafted in such a way that the growth and self-discovery he experiences are occurrences celebrated by those invested. By the time the conclusion came, I found myself caring a great deal more for the characters than I initially thought I would. Truthfully I didn’t know what to expect at first. I knew the story centered on a young man being burdened with the task of playing the flute for his village. Having very little choice in the matter, the position was thrust upon him following his childhood friend’s demise. There was mention of a mysterious girl and…a Volkswagen Beetle? Crossing my fingers, I hoped for the best and ended up getting so much more than expected!

For instance, the prologue prose at the beginning provides a whimsically fitting prelude to the story. There are vague instructions of how to get to Drommar and the writing is just so well done, it sucks the reader right in! The actual text reads as if it were extracted from an anthology of Hans Christian Anderson’s collection and the likes. The story itself is not specifically targeted at juvenile readers, yet it appeals to and will attract a wide range of audiences. All that is necessary to appreciate The Flute Player is a respect for honest fiction; this book is poignant and more than meets the eye.

For a book of its length, The Flute Player is rich in story, and Drommar provides a dream-like setting for all that unfolds. The mystery girl, Alexandria, is only visible to Oliver and while he alone can see her, the other characters are at a loss. There is a reason she lands in the village and this by far is one of my favorite aspects of the short novel. She comes seemingly out of nowhere, drawing the recluse Flute Player into the forest, a truly magical place, and you simply have to read the book to learn more; the secret behind her sudden appearance is well worth it.

Moreover, there exists a dualism between Oliver’s world and Alexandria’s; she completely alters the way he sees himself as well as his responsibilities to the rest of Drommar. Due to her influence, Oliver comes to an acceptance of his given role. Their relationship is sweet and tender, romantic, and both characters care deeply about each other. Seeing the depth of their friendship, what they were willing to sacrifice to see the other happy, was touching and you can bet that I was rooting for them. A longer epilogue would have answered many of my longstanding questions and tied everything up in a better way, but the nature of the story is fantasy and not everything has a definite conclusion in such cases. Keeping this in mind, it makes sense why the conclusion was not precise or clear-cut; in this case, some things are left to the imagination.

As a whole, this book struck me as being carefully thought out. I’m not saying it was perfect, there were certain flaws, but the author took care in developing the concept. Mihalik knew where he wanted his story and characters to go, and for the most part, he delivered.

The world building could have been more fleshed out; I would have enjoyed learning more about Drommar. Since Oliver is the main source of information, he is limited in his appraisal of the world and isn’t allowed the freedom to explore or live his life independently. For fear of him perishing like the previous Player, he appears twice daily before the villagers in the morning and evening, and remains for the most part locked away. As you can imagine, with him being so distanced from them, what is learnt of the village from Oliver’s perspective is fairly sparse information. Even though Alexandria helps him break out from his sheltered existence, the town people relying on one individual to get them through the day, their moods and attitudes being interconnected with his and the songs he chose to play, were still a mystery by the end. Ultimately, I found the dynamic between Oliver and the village folk to be quite interesting and not nearly explored enough.

Still, The Flute Player is an engaging, thoughtful piece. At the request of the author and his representative, I was happy to review this book. The read was quick, enjoyable and well worth my time. I liked it, and the minor issues mentioned aside, an opportunity to read The Flute Player should not be missed. A fantasy tale that adds to its genre, this book is recommended!

Will you be reading The Flute Player? What do you think of the book based on the review? Let me know in the comments below!


*A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.*


Monday, March 11, 2013

A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

*A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.*

A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
My rating: 3.5 of 5 genies
Published: December 14, 2012
Source: Review Copy
Format: eBook
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

Goodreads Summary

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.
A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.
She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.
Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.
Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.
Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

Excerpt from A Shade of Vampire

I’d been meandering along the shore for about an hourwhen I suddenly sensed that I wasn’t alone. Someone was approaching me frombehind. My heart leapt. I was so sure it was Ben, that when a stranger showedup beside me, I couldn’t hide my disappointment.
He must have noticed, because a smirk formed on hislips. “Were you expecting someone else, love?”
I eyed him suspiciously, remembering how many times myfather had told me not to talk to strangers. I looked him over, taking in hisappearance. My eyes widened. I couldn’t find words to describe how fine a manhe was. He was almost beautiful. The first thing I took notice of was how hisblue eyes were about three shades brighter than any I’d ever seen before. Itwas such a stark contrast to his pale – almost white – skin and dark hair.Standing beside me, he was easily more than half a foot taller. His height,broad shoulders and lean build reminded me of Ben, but he had a presence thatwas far more imposing than my best friend’s.
My gaze settled on his face.
I realized that he was inspecting me just as closelyas I was him. His eyes on me suddenly made me feel uncomfortably vulnerable. Igave my father’s advice a second thought, but quickly canceled out all notionsof heeding to his counsel when I reminded myself that he stopped caring a longtime ago.
I straightened to my full height and mustered all thecourage I had to keep myself from running away from this stranger.
Big mistake.
The confident smirk didn’t leave his face for even amoment.
“Like what you see?”
“A bit full of yourself, aren’t you?” I scoffed,annoyed by his audacity.
He stepped forward, closer to me, and leaned his headtoward mine.
“Don’t I have the right to be?”
He knew he looked good and wasn’t about to act like hedidn’t.
“Whatever,” was my oh-so-brilliant comeback.
My shoulders sagged with defeat as I took a step back,unsettled by how close he was now. I rolled my eyes and did a one-eighty, notquite in the mood to play whatever game this stranger was proposing.
I would soon realize that I was about to play his gamewhether I liked it or not.
He grabbed my arm and turned my body to face him. Thismotion alone made every single internal alarm I had within me go off in afrenzy.
This man was danger and I knew it. I tried to wriggleaway from his touch, but I was no match for his strength.
“Tell me your name,” he commanded.
I was about to refuse, but was horrified to findmyself blurting out my name in response.
“Sofia Claremont.”
As soon as I revealed my name, his eyes lit up with akind of sinister approval. Then he reached for my face and traced his thumbover my jaw line.
“Hello, Sofia Claremont. You’re one stupid girl fortaking a walk alone at this time of night. You never know what kind of evil apretty little thing like you could happen to come by.”
I found myself wondering exactly what kind of evil hewas. But I was suddenly overcome by the sensations that were surrounding me. Mysenses took in everything at once. I heard the waves, felt the sand, smelledthe ocean salt, tasted the flavor of cherry and saw the stranger’s manicappearance as he stuck a needle to my neck. The effect was instant. I wasbarely able to gasp, much less scream. I went from sensing everything tosensing absolutely nothing.
My last consciousthought was that I may never see Ben again.

My Thoughts

I was approached by the author to write a review for this book at a time when Goodreads seemed to be blowing up with A Shade of Vampire updates. Every status from my friends reading it seemed to be positive, and almost every reader was enthused with the YA Paranormal novel. Needless to say, I may have squealed like a little girl when Bella Forrest asked me to read it.

This is a great, sweet story. I don't know exactly what I was expecting going in, maybe a short read and some romance, but this book certainly does pack a punch. A fascinating New Adult Paranormal novel, I really enjoyed getting into the story and its mechanics, primarily the Shade. The beginning did not immediately rapture my audience, but the latter half completely drew me in! I grew to adore Sofia and Derek, they are a cute couple, and I like that she makes me love him more.

At first Derek came off as a sulking, brooding prince, afraid to take up his responsibility, and I thought that if I had to hear him complain again about his being awake, and not in his prior four hundred year old slumber, I would put the sleeping spell on him myself. Then he meets Sofia, recently abducted and forced into life as the Prince's slave at the Shade. She changes everything for him, provides Derek with reason to stay awake, and really just makes him a better person. Not going to lie, I'm still not swooning hard for him, but I do like his character and think that there is much left in store for Derek.

Sofia is an empathetic heroine, sensitive and easy to read about. She has a deeper connection to her senses, something that doesn't really make sense at the beginning. I kind of asked myself why it mattered that she was so in-tune with the senses, but the author's reasoning behind this particular character trait clicks halfway through the book. I will not spoil the surprise, but let's just say that it makes sense and does work out.

The main conflict in the book is between the Hunters and Vampires, Hunters hunt Vampires and Derek is supposed to save his race from extinction, a weighty role when you consider that Derek himself was once a Hunter! I liked the inner turmoil, and how every character had some drive. There are dark themes in this book, slavery and mentions of torture and bondage; kids 16 and under shouldn't read this without some consent from an adult. The overall mood is dark and haunting, the story switches from both Derek and Sofia's perspective, affording readers a more personal encounter with the characters. I couldn't help but feel that amidst the dark lushness of the Shade, Derek and Sofia's affection for each other shone beautiful and warm.

I liked this book and recommend the read to fans of the Paranormal and Romance genre. As I mentioned, the story isn't massive in length and I felt that it didn't immediately take off, and at times it felt like not much was happening since the characters stayed primarily in the same place. In the end though, that is a minor concern and my experience with A Shade of Vampire is positive; I have my hands itching for the sequel!

A great début, 3.5/5 genies!


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That's all, Loves! Take care!!



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (8): One by Leigh Ann Kopans

*Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill@Breaking the Spine and is a weekly meme allowing for bloggers to connect and share their most anticipated reads.*

Hi Loves,

This week I'm waiting on...

One by Leigh Ann Kopans
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Goodreads Summary

When having two powers makes you a Super and having none makes you a Normal, having only one makes you a sad half-superpowered freak.

It makes you a One.

Sixteen-year-old Merrin Grey would love to be able to fly – too bad all she can do is hover.

If she could just land an internship at the Biotech Hub, she might finally figure out how to fix herself. She busts her butt in AP Chem and salivates over the Hub’s research on the manifestation of superpowers, all in hopes of boosting her chances.

Then she meets Elias VanDyne, another One, and all her carefully crafted plans fly out the window. Literally. When the two of them touch, their Ones combine to make them fly, and when they’re not soaring over the Nebraska cornfields, they’re busy falling for each other.

Merrin's mad chemistry skills land her a spot on the Hub's internship short list, but as she gets closer to the life she always wanted, she discovers that the Hub’s purpose is more sinister than it has always seemed. Now it’s up to her to decide if it's more important to fly solo, or to save everything - and everyone - she loves.

Why I'm Waiting: I feel like if the summary/premise doesn't grab you with this book, then the stunning cover definitely will. It reminds me of Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger just because of the cover and the overall concept of super-human flight. This one is really pretty and I have my fingers crossed tight that the wait will be worth it! What do you think, and what are you waiting on? 



Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cover Reveal: March 2, 2013

**A post in which I reveal some of the prettiest new/up and coming books, the covers buzzing through the blogosphere.**

Best Covers of the Week...

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead 
Releasing: November 19th, 2013
My First Impression: I am thinking that this cover is gorgeous because it manages to make Sydney and Adrian look good for once! Usually Adrian ends up resembling an old Vicar or Count, and Sydney just isn't pretty. I like the cover and title because the characters seem to finally be coming to life!

The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
Releasing: January 28th, 2014
My First Impression: The Unbound looks a little grey, but it does manage to keep in theme with The Archived's cover. Not one to judge a book COMPLETELY by its cover, I'm hoping the story shines more than the book's outward appearance.   

Escapement by Ciara Knight
Releasing: February 25th, 2013
My First Impression:  How perfect is this cover?! I'm loving the gloomy atmosphere, a girl chained to the ground amidst a seemingly desolate city and a clock shining down on her, as if foreboding a secret gift or heritage! Something tells me that I will love Escapement, and I plan on reading it, if only to discover how she looses those chains!

Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand
Releasing: March 12, 2013
My First Impression: Can you say creepy much? Those eyes are startling and they jump out against the almost all-white backdrop of the girl's face and hair. Although the eyes are a tad disconcerting, the book looks like a great dystopian YA novel and I am looking forward to its release.

Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
Releasing: September 17th, 2013
My First Impression: This cover is so cute!! I am in love with the couple on the cover, with the asteroid supposedly on its way to hit earth in the book, you would think that they'd have more positive things to do than sit back on the grass and watch it hit them. The guy looks like he doesn't really mind, though, so win-win amiright?

Wait For You by Jennifer Armentrout (writing as J. Lynn)
Released: February 26th, 2013
My First Impression: J.A. has a new contemporary book out?! Well call me Santa Clause's elf, I need to get my hands on this! But preferably before Christmas. This cover is an interesting one. It looks like the guy is all for the kiss 100%, but the girl is considering something, maybe if the garlic she's been sniffing comes from his mouth? We may never know.
All in all, there were some kicking covers this week, I loved all of them and had to share :) Which ones have you most excited? Share your thoughts with me and be sure to take care!



The Truth And Nothing BUT...

Going by FTC guidelines, allow me to point out that all the novels reviewed on this blog were either bought by me, or given by an author or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Those books received from Authors and Publishers will be stated clearly as such, as will the ones purchased by myself. There is no shady business going on; no coercion, bribery or compensation has or will ever be received in exchange for any reviews. These thoughts are mine, wacky as they may be, and my honest opinion is all you can truly expect. Still reading? You should be off checking out those awesome reviews ;)