Waiting on Wednesday (#38): Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

waiting on wednesdayWaiting 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.

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oppositionOpposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #5
Publishing by: Entangled: Teen on August 5th 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Science Fiction, Aliens, Young Adult
Pages: 400

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Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE!!! I’m so beyond excited for this! I ordered a signed copy of this and I CANNOT wait to get it!!! JLA is one of my all time favorite authors and I own 10 of her books and an e-book. I’ve only read the first 2 books in this series, but that is about to change VERY soon. I am REALLY missing Daemon and I need more. I CAN’T wait for this to come in the mail! :)

 

 

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“The Feels” Read-a-Thon August 10th-17th

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Do you have a lot of un-finished series/trilogies? This is where this read-a-thon comes into play. The purpose of this read-a-thon is to finish as many series/trilogies you can within that week. I am also hosting challenges throughout the week to make it a little more fun and interesting. Some will take place on Instagram and some will take place on Twitter, so if you have one/both, please make sure you follow me for them!

 

So what are the challenges?

  • Finish 3 or more series/trilogies
  • Able to make a word from your TBR pile
  • Color theme or just overall theme
  • Daily challenges: find an object in the book, reading sprints, ect. (any ideas? contact me.) (This is where Twitter comes in-these will be hosted on Twitter)

So what is my TBR for this?

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The word I’m making: A STAR (cheesy, dumb, I know, it works.)

Theme: Death and nature

Books:

  • The Awakening (Darkest Powers #2) & The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3) by Kelley Armstrong
  • Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) & possibly Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) (if I can buy it before then) by Veronica Rossi
  • Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
  • Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis (hosting read-a-long for A Million Suns the week before)

Are you going to participate? If so, make a blog post, post the above picture at the top on Instagram or Twitter, or just let me know! I’d love to hear from you guys! :)

 

Have fun & good luck!

 

Review: Fever by Melissa Pearl

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Fever by Melissa Pearl
Series: Songbird #1
First Published by: Self-Published on June 15th 2014
Genre: Romance, College, Contemporary, New Adult
Pages: 237 (E-Book)
Source: copy from publisher

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My Rating: 4.5 stars

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review from the publisher. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

 

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Dating the same boy for 3 years and transferring to a college where her boyfriend and best friend lives, this is her safe place. These are who she’s comfortable with. Ella loves to sing jazz music, she grew up listening to it with her parents. She was named after Ella Flitzgerald. She has no idea what she wants to do with her life, but she knows that she will do whatever it is with her boyfriend, David. He’s going into law school and already has his entire life.

One day Ella goes to take a shower and starts singing to herself. Little did she know that some swoon-worthy male would start singing along with her. On top of it, jazz music! But, wait, she has a boyfriend. She can’t be doing that.

David’s best friend, Cole is definitely something to look at. She can’t help but look at him. They both get each other and they both understand what they both want in life. But, there’s still David, that can’t do that to him!

I LOVED this book! Had I not had to sleep and get up early the next day, I would have read this all night until I finished! I finished it the day after and wanting more. I absolutely adored Ella and Cole’s relationship! Melissa Pearl can definitely provide swoon-worthy men and I’m most definitely adding Cole to this list!

I loved the jazz aspect that was added and the author adding flashbacks. I very easily connected with both characters, as this is told in dual perspective from Ella and Cole’s point of view. I also really loved Ella’s relationship with Morgan and Jody. I absolutely adored those girls’ friendship and how hilarious it was seeing how they interacted with each other. Definitely friends-well best friends- I would want as my own!

My only issue was the ending, it was very rushed in my opinion. I loved the ending, don’t get me wrong. I’m pretty sure I was jumping up and down, honestly. But, it was very rushed.

favorite quotes

 

“When are you going to stop collecting all these random phone numbers and actually start dating a girl, Cole Reynolds?” I date.” “No you don’t, you charm, you swoon, you sleep with and then you don’t commit.” — Melissa Pearl, Fever

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“I loved that a couple were destined to be together made it. In spite of everything stacked against them. It was like they were addicted to each other, pulled together by a force outside of themselves. I wondered what a love like that felt like.” — Melissa Pearl, Fever

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“Life wasn’t always roses and cupcakes. Sometimes it was arsenic and manure.” — Melissa Pearl, Fever

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Challenges This Belongs To:

summer of 50 challenge

 

 

Cover Reveal: Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand

Whisper

by Heather Hildenbrand

New Adult Paranormal Fantasy

The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. For the past six months, in every flower, every bird, I’ve imagined my parents, relieved of their human forms.


Now, after five months at the Skye View Wellness Center, it was summer. A time for parties and friends, but that’s the last thing I want to do. So when my best friend Erin convinces me to attend a bonfire at Eagle Point, I can’t handle the crowd full of sympathetic stares or drunken class clowns who would use my tragedy as a way into my heart – or my pants. The solitude of the woods offers an escape, until I stumble upon a boy, unconscious and bleeding, his pockets stuffed not with identification but with poetry illustrating the beauty of dying. I’ve seen enough death. I will not leave this boy’s side.


Even after he wakes, when the only thing he can remember are visions of events that haven’t happened yet…

 

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Author of Across the Galaxy, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I’m pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry – and fussing at my kids. I’m a multi-tasker.

For more information on my books, release dates, or just general stalker material, um, I mean FAN material, visit my website. www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com. I love hearing from readers!

Likes and dislikes? I love vintage tees, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire the one thing I’d grab is my Amazon Fire TV! (oh yeah, I’m a fan of puns.)

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Waiting on Wednesday (#37): Extraction by Stephanie Diaz

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Waiting 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.

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extractionExtraction by Stephanie Diaz
Series: Extraction #1
Publishing by: St. Martin’s Griffin on July 22nd 2014
Genre: Dystopia, Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 416

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“Welcome to Extraction testing.”

Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life.

What she finds initially in the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface—it’s free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon’s lethal acid. But life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet’s leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers—and that means Logan, too.

Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet leaders don’t want her running—they want her subdued.

With intense action scenes and a cast of unforgettable characters,Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read, sure to entertain lovers ofHunger Games and Ender’s Game and leave them breathless for more.

If something is comparable to Hunger Games, I’m all in. That’s one of my all time favorite trilogies and will definitely be picking this up. Dystopian is one of my favorite genres. I love the name of the main character!!! CANNOT wait for this book! Hopefully I enjoy it!

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Disney/Animated Movies

top ten tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Favorite Movies or TV Shows! (can break it down to top ten favorite romance movies or comedy shows etc. etc.)’. 

This is in no particular order.

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the lion king1. The Lion King: This is forever my all time favorite movie. I absolutely love this movie to pieces! I cry pretty much every time or get really teary eyed. I just adore this movie and it’s so so good!!!! frozen2. Frozen: I went and saw this is theaters with my sister and completely lost it at the end of the movie. I CANNOT get over how much I adored this movie! I love that Disney has all these important messages and this one definitely speaks to me! Love doesn’t just exist with a boy or a significant other, it can be family.

 

anastasia3. Anastasia: I LOVED this movie when I was growing up! I remember going to a MASSIVE toy store and getting the dog that is in this movie (I can’t remember the name of the dog). Even though this movie freaked the CRAP out of me but MAN did I LOVE this movie! My favorite scene is the one where Ana steps into the house again and has all the people dancing around here and they are floating down. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie to pieces!!!

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4. A Bug’s Life: This movie is so cute and so funny! I HATE bugs with a burning passion but his movie makes me want to love bugs. But that probably will never happen. If I had to pick a favorite bug from the movie either the caterpillar or Dot.

alice in wonderland5. Alice in Wonderland: I love this movie! It is so strange but so interesting!

 

 
cinderella6. Cinderella: THIS MOVIE IS SO SO SO CUTE! I LOVE it so much! I wish I could add all the Disney princess movies to this list, but I’m a sucker for animated movies so I have a lot of favorites. If I had to pick a favorite princess, Cinderella is definitely it!

hercules7. Hercules: I LOVE GREEK MYTHOLOGY. ENOUGH SAID.

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8. The Little Mermaid: This movie is so cute! I love it so much! Ariel is definitely another favorite princess of mine!

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up9. Up: THIS MOVIE IS SO SO GOOD! I went to the theaters and saw it with my best friend. We were about 13 years old I think when this came out. When Doug came and talked about seeing a squirrel, we both copied it and busted out laughing. Everyone in the theater was looking at us like we have lost our heads.

finding nemo10. Finding Nemo: I pretty much know every word to this movie. This is definitely an all time favorite movie over any type of movie. I can watch this movie a hundred times and NEVER get sick of it. Maybe that’s the same for any animated movie really, but I seriously can. I adore this movie and CANNOT wait for Finding Dory!!!