Stacking the Shelves (#6): The Collective Edition

stacking the shelvesMeme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where I post all the bookish things I’ve recieved/purchased either physical or e-book.


This is a collective book haul since my last StS post. My last post was November 2nd.



I have a total of 24 physical books and 21 e-books. So, let’s get started shall we? :)

Physical Books: books are listed from bottom to top.

cf95035e4a8211e38e691281ffd27b69_8 The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black– Young Adult, Vampires, Paranormal, Fantasy

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith– Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand– Young Adult, Angels, Paranormal, Fantasy

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness– Young Adult, Dystopia, Science Fiction

2b67405c4cd611e39e9b0e243cc3bbb4_8Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell– Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

d14d8d5a4f1011e38f7e12414a7d7418_8Sweet Peril (Sweet Evil #2) by Wendy Higgins– Paranormal, Angels, Young Adult

Opal (Lux #3), Onyx (Lux #2), and Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout– Paranormal, Science Fiction, Aliens, Young Adult

3256ee7a4fe811e3b39b1272fd2b80f2_8Phantom (The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters #1) by L.J. Smith– Young Adult, Vampires, Paranormal, Fantasy

Once in a Full Moon (Full Moon #1) by Ellen Schreiber– Young Adult, Werewolves, Paranormal, Romance

4a7f77ee516211e3ae0c0edde95f70c1_8Torn (Trylle #2) and Ascend (Trylle #3) by Amanda Hocking– Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins– Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit

World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee– Paranormal, Angels, Dystopian, Young Adult

98a5588652ce11e3a478123a40d9842e_8ARC copy of Season of the Witch by Mariah Fredericks– Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Witches

2162bf88592311e39fda0ec904d91de7_8Killer (Pretty Little Liars #6) and Wanted (Pretty Little Liars #8) by Sara Shepard– Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Chick Lit

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys– Young Adult, Historical Fiction, World War II

If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman– Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

The Forbidden Game (The Forbidden Games #1-#3) by L.J. Smith– Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking #2) by Patrick Ness– Young Adult, Dystopia, Science Fiction

Thirst No. 2: Phantom, Evil Thirst, and Creatures of Forever (Thirst #2) by Christopher Pike– Young Adult, Vampires, Paranormal, Fantasy

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis– Young Adult, Dytopia, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction


E-books: (ALL FREE ON AMAZON)I may or may not get to the adult books listed below, especially Taken. I didn’t realize what the book was about when I got it.

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1. Meeting Trouble by Emme Rollins– New Adult, Romance, Contemporary Romance

2. Taken by Selena Kitt– Adult, Erotica, M, F, F

3. Ivan (Her Russian Protector #1) by Roxie Rivera– Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Erotica

4. Stronger (Runaway Series #1) by Lexie Ray– New Adult, Romance, Abuse

5. Shore Lights (Paradise Point #1) by Barbara Bretton– Adult, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Holidays/Christmas

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6. Never Forget (Memories #1) by Emma Hart– New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

7. Freshwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series #4) by Krista Lakes and Mel Finefrock

8. Because of Lucy (Butterfly Days #1) by Lisa Swallow– New Adult, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

9. Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardener Mysteries #1) by Denise Grover Swank– Adult, Mystery, Chick Lit, Romance

10. Just Breathe (Just Breathe Trilogy #1) by Heather Allen– Young Adult, Mermaids, Fantasy, Paranormal

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11. The Girl (Guardians #1) by Lola StVil– Young Adult, Angels, Paranormal, Fantasy

12. Blur (Night Roamers #1) by Kristen Middleton– Young Adult, Vampires, Paranormal

13. Invisible by Cecily Paterson– Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction

14. Gravity (Gravity #1) by Abigail Boyd– Young Adult, Paranormal, Ghosts

15. Enchantment (Channie #1) by Charlotte Abel– Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

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16. Branded (Fall of Angels #1) by Keary Taylor– Young Adult, Angels, Paranormal, Fantasy

17. Everblue (Mer Tales #1) by Brenda Pandos– Young Adult, Mermaids, Fantasy

18. Grimm Diaries Prequels #1-#6 (The Grimm Diaries Prequels #1-#6) by Cameron Jace– Young Adult, Fairy Tales, Fantasy

19. Hidden (Hidden #1) by M. Lathan– Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Witches

20. All My Life (First Things #1) by Rucy Ban– New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Erotica


21. Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale #1) by Alexia Purdy– Young Adult, Paranormal, Fae/Faeries, Fantasy

Review: Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

never fadeNever Fade by Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Darkest Minds #2
Published by: Disney-Hyperion onOctober 15th 2013
Genre: Dystopia, Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 512
Source: Bought- Hardcover
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My Rating: 5 stars2

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FROM THE DARKEST MINDS. If you have not read The Darkest Minds, I’d consider not reading this.

Ruby has cleared Liam’s mind of her and has let him live a “normal” life. Ruby is now with Cate and the League.

We are introduced to two new characters– Vida and Jude. Vida is a blue and has blue hair… Coincidence? She’s very fierce and doesn’t take crap from anyone. She’s about Ruby’s age from how Ruby explains her. Jude is a yellow and is probably 12 or 13 years old. He wants everyone to befriend everyone and have everyone get along. He’s an absolute sweetheart.

Vida, Jude, and other kids in the Children’s League view Ruby as their “Leader”. Ruby doesn’t understand why they want her as the Leader when she views herself as a monster for what she has done.

Ruby has been given a mission– find Liam and get the flash drive. She has to travel across America to find him and faces many, MANY obstacles along the way.

My Thoughts:

Wow… Just wow… I was kind of worried in the beginning because it was “slow paced” and not much was going on. I had a hard time reading it for a while. I found myself at times wanting to skip ahead. About 150 pages in, it started to pick up. Then around 400 pages it REALLY picked up.

At times I just wanted to strangle some of these characters. Okay, just kidding. But, some did get kind of annoying at times.

There was SO MUCH MORE action in Never Fade compared to The Darkest Minds. Wow! If you have not picked up Never Fade yet, I highly suggest it.

My 2 favorite characters are Chubs and Vida. I’m surprised that I liked Vida honestly. In the beginning she was very rude, but as the story progressed she started to grow on me. Just like all the other characters in this series!!

Of course, hands down Liam is obviously my favorite.. There’s no question.

I really don’t want to wait a year to figure out what happens next…

Favorite Quotes:

“Ghosts don’t haunt people–their memories do.”


“Sometimes you’re the one speeding along in a panic, doing too much, not paying attention, wrecking things you don’t mean to. And sometimes life just happens to you, and you can’t dodge it. It crashes into you because it wants to see what you’re made of.”


“I feel like I’m losing my damn mind, like your face has been carved into my heart, and I don’t remember when, and I don’t understand why, but the scar is there, and I can’t get it to heal. It won’t go. I can’t make it fade. And you won’t even look at me.”


“I think I’m losing it—I don’t know what’s happening, what happened, but I look at you, I look at you, and I love you so much. Not because of anything you’ve said, or done, or anything at all. I look at you, and I just love you, and it terrifies me. It terrifies me what I would do for you.”

Waiting on Wednesday (#10): These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

New WoWWaiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine in which on Wednesdays you post a book that you are waiting to be released.




these broken starsThese Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Series: Starbound #1
Publishing by: Disney Hyperion on December 10th 2013
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 384
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It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

A timeless love story, THESE BROKEN STARS sets into motion a sweeping science fiction series of companion novels. The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

I’ve had my eye on this book for MONTHS now! I’m so excited to read this, it sounds like something I would really enjoy. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and read it. I may or may not pre-order it. I guess we will just have to see how much money I spend Black Friday!! :)

This book has been floating around blogs and Goodreads for several months now. Each time I see it I get even more excited about it!

Top Ten Tuesday: Things I Am Thankful For

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Things I Am Thankful For’.

1. How much reading has impacted my life recently. I feel like whenever I read I just forget about what’s going on in the real world- work, my classes, everything. Every time I read I feel happier. Even if I’m in the worst of moods, I (usually) can pick up a book and I’ll be in a great mood.

2. THE AUTHORS!! I can not thank authors enough for these stories and characters they create!!!

3. BookTube/book blogging! If I wouldn’t have found both of these I might have gone insane containing all these feelings! I also wouldn’t know about over half of the books that I want to read/own. Everyone that I have come in contact with either from BookTube or book blogging has just been awesome! I love that I can talk to other book lovers and have them understand and go through similar emotions. I can’t get that talking to my boyfriend or a friend (my best friends don’t read)!!

4. My sister being a reader and loving the Young Adult genre. I love when she comes to me asking what book I should read next. I get super excited and start gushing about books I’ve read recently and basically throw 10 books at her telling her she needs to read them now.

5. Book Outlet and Amazon! I can not stress how much I love these sites! If it wasn’t for them as well as Half Price Books, I wouldn’t own the amount of books that I do now.

6. My parents! As a kid I always loved books. I’m really glad I had my parents there to help push me to read. I always had a hard time with reading comprehension which made reading difficult for me when I was younger, but the older I got and the more I read, I have no trouble “comprehending” a book. Well, sometimes I just can’t find the words to describe how I felt. :)

7. Goodreads! This site is just absolutely amazing! It’s basically a Facebook but for book lovers. I can’t stress how much I love having Goodreads!

Non-Book Related:

8. My boyfriend. Okay, okay, okay. He’s my boyfriend and it’s not like we are married or anything. But, I can’t stress how much he means to me and how much I do love him.

9. My smartphone, tablet, laptop, basically any electronic device. There isn’t a time when I’m not on one of these things.. I tend to take for granted how lucky I am to have these things in my life.

10. TV shows/movies. Basically my life! If I wasn’t reading books, all I would do is watch TV and movies. That’s kind of sad, but I hope I’m not the only one. :)

Review: Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr

faery tales and nightmaresFaery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr
Series: N/A
Published by: HarperCollins on February 21st 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Short Stories, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 418
Source: Bought- Hardcover
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My Rating: 3.5 stars

Dangerous promises and beguiling threats swirl together in a dozen stories of enchantments dark and light by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr. Uncanny and unexpected creatures appear from behind bushes, rise from beneath the seas, or manifest from seasonal storms to pursue the objects of their attention—with amorous or sinister intent—relentlessly.

From the gentle tones of a storyteller’s cadences to the terror of a blood sacrifice, tales of favorite characters from Marr’s Wicked Lovely novels mix with accounts of new characters for readers to fall in love with…or to fear.

Lush, seductive, and chilling, Melissa Marr’s stories revel in the unseen magic that infuses the world as we know it.

Table of Contents:
“Where Nightmares Walk”
“Winter’s Kiss” (Fairy Tales)
“Transition” (Vampires)
“Love Struck” (Selchies)
“Old Habits” (WL World)
“Stopping Time” (WL World)
“The Art of Waiting”
“Flesh for Comfort”
“The Sleeping Girl and the Summer King” (WL World-ish, the short story that started the series)
“Cotton Candy Skies” (WL World)
“Unexpected Family” (WL World)
“Merely Mortal” (WL World)

Before I begin my review, this was intended to be my Halloween read and only take me about 3-4 days to read… It turned out to be a month long read and not completing 4 of these short stories. But, I do have an excuse as to why I skipped 4. “Old Habits” is a short story that follows up after Ink Exchange which is book 2 in the Wicked Lovely series. Well, I haven’t started the series yet and I wasn’t going to spoil something that would happen after the second book. “Stopping Time” follows after Fragile Eternity which is the third book in the Wicked Lovely series. Again, don’t want to spoil myself! I ended up just “giving up” and putting up the book because I had been reading it so long. I didn’t read “Unexpected Family” and “Merely Mortal” which are the last 2 short stories. They are however from the Wicked Lovely series, so I didn’t want to take the chance in spoiling the series. I didn’t realize how many of these short stories came from the series until now.

Since this book is a collection of short stories, mainly for the Wicked Lovely series, I’m not going to go into detail about each story, because we will be here a while and I’m sure you don’t want to sit there reading this review for 20-30 minutes. So, I’m just going to tell you why I gave it this rating and which stories I liked/didn’t like.

Why 3.5/5 Stars? Simply because it took me this long to read the book. I don’t know why it took me almost a month to “somewhat” complete the book honestly.. Maybe I got tired of the paranormal/fantasy world? Maybe a “hangover” from Unravel Me? Simply just not wanting to read lately? Not sure.. But, I didn’t hate the book. I really did enjoy Melissa Marr’s short stories.

I would probably have to say my favorite short story is “Transition” which is Melissa Marr’s take on vampires. Thinking to myself, I can’t help but laugh because of my vampire obsession that I had in the past (4 years ago when Twilight was around.. Wow, it was only 4 years ago..). Of course this would be my favorite! But, Melissa Marr’s take on vampires was so interesting!!! At first I was kind of off-put I guess you could say. It is so different from other vampire stories I’ve read in the past that I just didn’t know what to think of it. As the story progressed, I was really invested in it and I just couldn’t put it down. I was so frustrated when it came to an end because I wanted to know more about the characters and what happened!  So much had happened in such a short time– 37 pages– that I was surprised at how fast paced this was.

My least favorite of the short stories I did read would probably have to be “Cotton Candy Skies”. I was completely confused as to what was going on the entire time while reading this. I did however read this short story while going to my college classes while sitting in the halls waiting for classes to start, so maybe that could be a factor as to why I had a hard time understanding this story. I felt that it was a take on ‘Alice in Wonderland’? I could be completely wrong but that’s what I kept thinking of.

I would definitely recommend this to fans of the Wicked Lovely series! Although I haven’t read the Wicked Lovely series, a lot of these short stories are based off the series and may/may not help clear up confusion throughout the series.

I would also recommend this to people looking for something different from what is popular today. Melissa Marr’s short stories are very interesting and captivating that at times I had a hard time putting it down!

I would definitely recommend this as a Halloween read for next year for sure! … Just don’t be like me and be reading it for a month. :)

Favorite Quotes:

“A clear division between good and evil, right and wrong, would simplify everything, but life was rarely simple.”


“She kissed him, just a quick touch of lips, and said it back. “I love you too.” “No Other-Skin, no enchantments,” he reminded her. “Just us.” she said. And that was the best sort of magic.”

Waiting on Wednesday (#9): Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

New WoWWaiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine in which on Wednesdays you post a book that you are waiting to be released.





fracture meFracture Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #2.5
Publishing by: HarperCollins on December 17th 2013
Genre: Dystopia, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 68
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In this electrifying sixty-page companion novella to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, discover the fate of the Omega Point rebels as they go up against The Reestablishment. Set during and soon after the final moments of Unravel Me, Fracture Me is told from Adam’s perspective.

As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam’s focus couldn’t be further from the upcoming battle. He’s reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best friend’s life, and as concerned as ever for his brother James’s safety. And just as Adam begins to wonder if this life is really for him, the alarms sound. It’s time for war.

On the battlefield, it seems like the odds are in their favor—but taking down Warner, Adam’s newly discovered half brother, won’t be that easy. The Reestablishment can’t tolerate a rebellion, and they’ll do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam has ever cared about.

Fracture Me sets the stage for Ignite Me, the explosive finale in Tahereh Mafi’s epic dystopian series. It’s a novella not to be missed by fans who crave action-packed stories with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu.

I’m so beyond excited for this novella! I think I’m going through a little depression right now after reading Unravel Me! I’m having trouble reading a lot lately. But, besides that I’m beyond excited to see Adam’s point of view! Also, this cover is gorgeous! I adore these covers. I’m obsessed with this series and I’m in love with Tahereh Mafi’s writing style.

Top Ten Tuesday: Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Covers We Wish We Could Redesign’.



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1. Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld– I know this is a redesign, but I still don’t like them.

2. Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard– I like the colors and how they look on the shelf, but they are so boring!

3. Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver– Just don’t like these covers…

4. Bloodlines and Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead– Typical YA covers, but AMAZING series! Haven’t read Bloodlines yet, but Vampire Academy is amazing!

5. The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout– Absolute AMAZING book! Typical YA covers…

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6. House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast– The only thing I like is the little detailing on them…

7. The Devouring series by Simon Holt– Just don’t like the covers really…

8. Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris– Okay, I just hate these covers.. I LOVE this series, I’ve read about half and adore the show. Just hate these covers!

9. Evernight series by Claudia Gray– Too plain!

10. Gone series by Michael Grant– Typical YA covers!! :(

Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

unravel meUnravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series: The Darkest Minds #2
Published by: HarperCollins on February 5th 2013
Genre: Dystopia, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 461
Source: Bought- Hardcover
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My Rating: 5 stars2

it’s almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam’s life.


Juliette, Adam, Kenji, and James have escaped to Omega Point. Omega Point is a place hidden underground and is also the rebel resistance. People there have gifts just like Juliette does. After shooting Warner in the arm and rescuing Adam, Juliette is finally free from being held prisoner.  No one but Juliette knows that Warner can touch her. The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, whom is Warner’s father is in town and no one knows what he looks like. He is very interested in Juliette and her gift, but doesn’t feel that she should be alive. Juliette has to make many life changing decisions, some that even include those she cares about.

My Thoughts:

Oh my gosh, okay. I am in LOVE with Tahereh Mafi’s writing style! I can’t get over how amazing and beautiful it is! I literally COULD NOT put the book down. Every time I would tell myself it was time to take a break, something would happen and I’d be drawn back in and read another 50 pages and repeat that process. I was so engrossed the entire time and always wanting more.

I kept telling myself that I wouldn’t love Warner, especially after I read Destroy Me… But I did. He grew on me a lot. I’m still conflicted as to what team I want to be for.. It does lean more towards Adam that’s for sure. Warner is slowing climbing up there though. I thought people were crazy to go for Team Warner, but after reading the past two books and understand him more as a character, it was hard not to fall for him. He’s crazy, ruthless and insane! I tried VERY hard not to like him and for everything that he did. But, Tahereh Mafi made me fall for him. But, that’s okay!

Juliette has gotten a lot more stronger as a person since Shatter Me. In Shatter Me she was very kept to herself and wanted to be alone. Yes, there were some parts where she continued to be like this, but she’s been that way since she was sent to the asylum. Overall, her character has gotten so much more brave, strong, and self-confident. She has started to accept who she is and her gift.

I was very curious what everyone was talking about with Chapter 62.. I had an idea of what it would be.. and HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE! WOW! Talk about a scene!..

I’m so excited to read the second novella, Fracture Me which will be told in Adam’s point of view. We didn’t get to see the happy side of Adam at all during Unravel Me. I am also excited about Ignite Me, but I have a while to wait for that one… :(

Favorite Quotes:

“Every day I stare at these 4 walls and remind myself I’m not a prisoner I’m not a prisoner I’m not a prisoner but sometimes the old fears streak across my skin and I can’t seem to break free of the claustrophobia clutching at my throat.”


“It’s the kind of kiss that makes you realize oxygen is overrated.”


“Hope can make people do terrible things.”


“I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body.

I want to know where to touch you, I want to know how to touch you. I want to know convince you to design a smile just for me. Yes, I do want to be your friend. I want to be your best friend in the entire world.”


“The man is moody as hell.”

“I am not moody—”

“Yeah, bro.” Kenji puts his utensils down. “You are moody. It’s always ‘Shut up, Kenji.’ ‘Go to sleep, Kenji.’ ‘No one wants to see you naked, Kenji.’ When I know for a fact that there are thousands of people who would love to see me naked—”

Review: In Time by Alexandra Bracken

in timeIn Time by Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Darkest Minds #1.5
Published by: Disney Publishing Worldwide on July 16th 2013
Genre: Dystopia, Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 89
Source: Bought- e-book
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My Rating: 5 stars2

Gabe’s life has been devastated in the wake of the economic crash. The only option left for someone like him to escape his tragic past is to leave his small town behind and to attempt to become a skip tracer. This already almost impossible task is made all the more difficult by his first score, a young girl who won’t speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine.

This novella follows a 25 year old character named Gabe. He’s tired of being called a “kid” and a “boy”. Both of his parents weren’t all that great. One is dead and the other just wishes that he’d do everything for them. Gabe wants to be a skip tracer, which is someone who catches these kids that have these abilities and labeled by color (red, orange, yellow, green and blue). The reward for bringing in one of these kids is around $10,000 depending on the kid’s color. He does find a kid, whom we’ve met and loved in The Darkest Minds, but I promise I won’t spoil it. Will he go through with turning this kid in or just let them go?

My Thoughts:

OH MY GOSH! I CAN NOT believe this novella is over! I was so close to tears at the end. I’m really surprised I didn’t start crying honestly… Nonetheless, this novella was AMAZING. It’s definitely a must-read if you have read The Darkest Minds but not Never Fade yet.

At first I didn’t like Gabe at all. He seemed really annoying and rude. As the story went on, I started to fall for him. I hope Alexandra Bracken talks about him in Never Fade. I need to know what happened. That was a HUGE cliff hanger..

Favorite Quotes:

“She presses her hand there when she’s scared, when she wants to pretend it’s them teasing and laughing and shouting around her, and not the others. When she wants to feel safe.”


“I feel like I’ve been swept up and dropped on my head in a world that looks like mine but is slightly different. Brighter, more vibrant–or at least missing some of the dust and grime that’s collected over our lives after years of neglect. I can’t tell which direction is right or wrong anymore, but I know I want to stay.”

Waiting on Wednesday (#8): Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe

New WoWWaiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine in which on Wednesdays you post a book that you are waiting to be released.






firebloodFireblood by Trisha Wolfe
Series: Fireblood #1
Publishing by: Spencer Hill Press on November 26th 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 376
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To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.

When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.

Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince’s first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.

When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out.

But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.

I recently saw this on NetGalley and wanted to read it. Since I’m new to NetGalley (I’ve been using it for about 2 months now) and fairly new to the book blogging world, it’s harder for me to get books accepted. Nonetheless, I will definitely be reading this sometime in the near future. It sounds so interesting and definitely something I would like to read!