Monday, December 16, 2013

Book Review: The Santa Claus League by Stephen Miller

The Santa Claus LeagueThe Santa Claus League 
by Stephen Miller
Release Date: November 1st, 2013
Publisher: V&E Enterprises
Paperback, 226 pages
2nd Edition
Summary: T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS... Julia Martin is the most incredible girl in school, and Mason Howell is hopelessly smitten by her. Julia is in charge of the local Charity Christmas party and she's pleased at how well everything is going...until her Santa Claus calls in sick. In a panic, she begs Mason to help her by wearing his grandfather's heirloom Santa Claus suit. Mason agrees, to impress the beautiful girl, but things don't go as planned...as soon as he puts on the suit, he gets all the powers of Santa Clause!


Together with John Patton, Mason's best friend, they learn his grandfather was a member of an ancient league of men and women dedicated to helping St. Nicholas use Christmas magic to save the world. The three of them could become the newest members of the Santa Clause League...if they can learn the secrets of Christmas magic!


Cindy's Review:
At a Glance:
Time for some holiday spirits!! Since it's holiday time, it's time to read some Christmas classics and some new books too! I don't really have to much of an opinion of this book, since there shouldn't be too much romance that I normally enjoy. But I just want to tune in for a Christmas read, so here I am.

The Characters/My Opinions:
Mason - The narrator, the main character. The one whose related to a bunch of Santa Clauses. There is such thing as the Santa Claus League and they have the special power of smell and knowledge. His grandfather is part of the SCL and he can, too, become a part of this league. 

Feeling the urge of rewarding the good and punishing the bad, Mason and his best friend, John along with his crush, Julia, decides to take on this challenge. They end up going to the North Pole and got to meet the real Saint Nick and other members of the Santa Claus League.

I was surprised that Julia wasn't a stuck-up girls that most popular girls are. She is actually pretty sweet, but truly I wonder how she got popular like, her wealth? Julia's personality fits more for a shy, quiet girl.

I liked how The Night Before Christmas was actually used in this book. Promotes more Christmas holiday. :)

Final Thoughts: 
If this book ever became a movie, I think it would fit into the Christmas movies we watch near the holidays. I would definitely watch it during Winter Break along with Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Santa Clause, and all the other movies. 

It was a wonderful holiday read. Kind of similar to my list of summer reads with the romances, but this one's in the winter with holiday spirits. :D

The Rating: (1-10): 8~
Happy Reading~

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blog Tour: Bad Boy Rock Star by Candy J. Star

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Welcome to my stop on the Bad Boy Rock Star Blog Tour
hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

Displaying BBRSCover.jpg Blurb:

 Hannah Sorrento never planned to be a band manager. She’s a princess. The toughest obstacle she’s had to face is finding shoes to match her outfit.

Then her father disappears and she’s left with only the money in her purse and a contract for the management of hot, indie rock band, STORM. She plans to sell the management company, one or another, then head back to law school with her designer wardrobe and wait for this whole mess to blow over.

But lead singer, Jack Colt, has other ideas and he’s messing with Hannah’s head. Not to mention her heart.

With the help of crazy rock chick, Angie, Hannah sets the band on their first steps to the big time and learns that poor people can have a  lot of fun.

But this isn’t some game she can escape from and soon her secrets get exposed.

He’s arrogant and infuriating but he’s the one that’s there for Hannah when her world comes crashing down. With secrets of his own, will Jack Colt save Hannah or destroy her?

 Cindy's Review:  
At a Glance/The Cover:
  I'm not really into men without close on. I mean, that really wasn't what caught my attention of the book, so I assume that is a good thing. But hey, the title is great. It's so cheesy. At times, I would randomly read cheesy books and not hate it. Maybe I read those action and suspenseful novels a lot, but cheesy books are fun to read sometimes.

The Characters/ My Opinions:
Hannah - Hannah, the main character was pretty good, I guess. She wasn't super annoying but she also didn't have a huge, unique personality. I guess since this was one of my cheesy reads, I don't connect to the characters as well as dystopian ones. Contemporary reads are like my breath of fresh air. They;'re actually really fun to read once, enjoy the plot, and move on. I really like reading those books once in a while.
Jack Colt - His name reminds me of a horse so much. LOL. But you can guess what role he plays in this story. The one who plays around with lots of girls. But also has a secret behind him, hidden. And Hannah would be the one finding that secret...etc. I read a lot of books with that concept, but each has different writing styles and a few twists there. So I really don't mind reading contemporary reads once in a while.

I actually liked the beginning. I mean, there are some boring contemporary books. But the beginning kind of just pulled me in. And I started from there and finished the book. The book wasn't that long, but at least it wasn't so boring I had to it down like 14 times and have to force myself to finish the book. So yeah, I really liked how it had a hook in the beginning.

The book started with action. The teaser part already took place, except the Jack Colt part, but the MIA dad already took place. Yep. I love books like that. Fast action. And getting to the point.

Final Thoughts:
Sorry, this post came late, but I really did enjoy the book. :D If you guys like some cheesy title, contemporary read, here's one for you~

Author Bio:
Displaying Candy.jpg Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. “Screw you,” she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity – totally forgetting that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.

Candy has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She’s seen the dirty little secrets that go on in the back rooms of band venues. She’s seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one.

But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.

Links:
Author's Twitter: @candyjstarr

 Happy Touring~

 
 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Blog Tour: The Three Sisters by Bryan Taylor

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Welcome to my stop on The Three Sisters Blog Tour
hosted by VABT.
 
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Nuns just want to have fun! But when three former Catholic nuns have too much fun and get in trouble with the law, they become nuns on the run.
Driving back to Washington D.C. where they work at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Parts, the three sisters are arrested in Tennessee. After defeating the local deputy in strip poker, they escape from jail, and are pursued by the zealous Detective Schmuck Hole, who has personally offered a $10,000 reward for their capture on The 700 Club. Little do they know that when the three sisters visit the Washington Monument, their lives will change forever.
Set in 1979, The Three Sisters is a humorous, adult satire that skewers not only organized religion, but the government, the media, intellectuals, corporate greed and every other part of the establishment. Maybe not the greatest story ever told, but possibly the funniest.
“The most pestilential book ever vomited out of the jaws of Hell.” — Billy Sunday
 
Cindy's Review: I'm not really into religion and nuns, but I fell to the part 'humorous and funny'. I just love comedy anything. Coito was sure a bad girl. I like how she was such a carefree nun. In fact, it's ironic that she is a nun.Throughout the book, I was thinking 'this nun. tsk tsk.' The three girls are just opposite from nuns. 

I enjoyed the adventure of this story. The irony was also very enjoyable, although Coito used pretty big words and I couldn't understand some things she was talking about. I also like how she got off topic so much. It's just like to get off topic. And then you get to learn all about her.
 
The parts that didn't appeal to me was that this whole novel seemed like a long explanation. There was some dialogue, but I felt like the action was very......it seemed like I'm reading through a channel or something. Or like a sheet of plastic is in between me and the action.
 
 Although my favorite genres are YA and romance and all that teenage drama, it is fun to read an adventure and funny novel once in a while. For those who would enjoy a hilarious, ironic, breaking all rules and laws novel, here it is! 

Author Bio:
https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=875bf87df8&view=att&th=141beadcf00057b4&attid=0.4&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P-6Lf-V27LiSdAvTNEdcu16&sadet=1384749177790&sads=2AVlYm5cnvZoQQxqgrIIZ_NitPcBryan Taylor is a double PK, a preacher’s kid of a preacher’s kid. With that legacy he faced two destinies, being an unhappy triple PK (Jubilees 17:23, “He that is born unto the son of a preacher and himself preaches shall be miserable until his dying day and suffer eternal damnation.”), or being sacrilegious and happy.
He decided to forsake the Southern Baptists for Catholicism, but when he applied to join a convent, he was rejected (sex discrimination!), so he decided to do the next best thing: write a novel about the three nuns he would most like to meet.
Bryan Taylor was born in Louisiana, grew up in Michigan and Texas, went to school in Tennessee, South Carolina and California, taught in Switzerland for a year, and has traveled to 50 countries, more than any Pope except Saint John Paul II. He now lives in California, which is one of the few places with people crazier than him.
 
Happy Touring~

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nifty November Releases~

Champion FTW.
Fangurl time. :D 
So them November releases are not as eventful as October, but it's alright. :) There are other cool books out there.

Champion (Legend, #3)Champion (Legend#3)
by Marie Lu
Release Date: November 5th, 2013

Thoughts: Woot! I love finales. The last book in the series are always very good. And awesome. :) Can't wait to read it. I really have to buy the book. Saying goodbye to June and Day. Unless...there's more novellas. Anyways, if you enjoy a dystopian romantic YA novel, read this series! If you haven't already.

Tagline: He is a Legend. She is a Prodigy. Who will be Champion? 
Hmmm. I wonder if Champion is going to be a third person or one of them.
 

World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)World After (Penryn and the End Days#2)
by Susan Ee
 Release Date: November 19th, 2013

Thoughts: I read the first book but didn't extremely loved it. It doesn't hurt to spotlight a book though. I'm not that into angels nowadays. So maybe that's why. :) So fallen angel lovers, here another series for you~

Tagline: In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world. 

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)Pawn (The Blackout Rebellion#1)
by Aimee Carter
Release Date: November 26th, 2013

Thoughts: Author of The Goddess Test, Aimee Carter has a new series! I thoroughly enjoyed The Goddess Test, so let's see what do we have now. Pawn. Hmm. It's a dystopian series. And there are ranks. The powerful, VII and the misery, III. Woo~

Tagline: YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING.
Of course, Kitty Doe wants to be a VII instead of a III. But there is always a catch to it. And she would become the pawn to this very political game. 

The Last Stand of the New York Institute (The Bane Chronicles, #9)
by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson
Release Date: November 19th, 2013

Thoughts: More Magnus Bane. Why not. These Bane Chronicles are novellas of Magnus. And his experiences and stuff. And he has a lot of experience. Because he's immortal. I haven't read any of them. But once I get time. Why not. It's Magnus Bane! :D
Tagline: Magnus meets Valentine in battle as the Circle attacks the Downworlders of New York City.
This was back in Clary's mom time. When Valentine was a Shadowhunter. And maybe just starting to get evil.


Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, #1)Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles#1)
by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: November 5th, 2013

Thoughts: It's been awhile since I read a romance novel. Not like the cover, the whole in bed part, mind you that. It's the chasing after a best friend's brother part. Oooh. SO CUTE. And there's already a love-triangle, which I get so frustrated at if they're cliffhangers, but at the same time, which I secretly love. Okay. Let's not look at the cover. The cover's taking the romance to a whole next level. What I meant to say was that I haven't read a YA romance novel that is contemporary, high school, since forever.
Tagline: Before she goes after the life she's always wanted, she's about to find the one she needs.
Okay, sounds like she's about to give up her crush.

Brooke (Under The Never Sky #2.5)Brooke (Under the Never Sky#2.5)
by  Veronica Rossi
Release Date: November 26th, 2013

Thoughts: Ooh. A novella. About Broke. Right before the conclusion of the whole series. I didn't read Into the Still Blue just yet. Because it isn't published yet. So this is a novella between book 2 and book 3, I might as well read it too. :)

Tagline: Pulsing with romance and danger, Brooke will leave readers desperate about for the conclusion to this epic and unforgettable saga.
Hmmm. I see. Making it a cliffhanger, aren't we. Into the Still Blue comes out in 2014. If it's going to make readers desperate for the finale, I'm not going to read it just yet and torture myself. LOL.


Soar (The Empire Chronicles, #1) Soar (The Empire Chronicles#1)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Release Date: November 19th, 2013 

Thoughts: Well, Alyssa Rose Ivy writes pretty good books. She may be a self-published indie author, but her books are getting pretty out there. I would definitely read this new upcoming series of hers. Hmm. This seems to go to modern fantasy and the supernatural world. I'm not really into supernaturals but the cover is great.

Tagline: In the city that never sleeps the Chronicles continue...
Ooh. A pretty eye-catching tagline...


by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Release Date: November 12th, 2013

Thoughts: Woah. Full ride scholarship. I want one. To Standford! If only. But the story isn't exactly what I thought. It kind of reminds me of the movie of Freedom Writer. Margaret Peterson Haddix was a really great middle grade writer. At least, I only read her middle grade books. So let's see how she does with the high school world. :D

Tagline: Becca thought her life was over when her father was sent to prison for embezzlement.
 See. Not what I was expecting. I was expecting more of how to get into college with a full-ride scholarship. Now I need that book.


Goddess in Time (Oh. My. Gods, #2.1)Goddess in Time (Oh. My. Gods. #2.1)
by Tera Lynn Childs
Release Date: November 5th, 2013

Thoughts: I love gods and goddesses. Especially Greek mythology. Haha. And this just sounds funny. Although it isn't the first one in its series, I'll look into it. I just love these gods and goddesses business. 

Tagline: A fun, action-packed novella, perfect for teenage Percy Jackson fans, starring favorite characters from Greek mythology and beloved author Tera Lynn Childs's Oh. My. Gods. series.
Did I just see that right? Percy Jackson? Greek mythology? Eek!



The Key (The True Reign Series, #1)The Key (The True Reign Series#1)
by Jennifer Anne Davis
 Release Date: November 16th, 2013

Thoughts: Medieval! I love medieval. And princes. And just medieval romance in general. They make like the best romance novels ever. Even dystopian and contemporary can't be compared to a good written romance in the castle novel. This book goes really deep in this love-hate problem romance thing. Which I would thoroughly enjoy. So yes. :) I'm reading this one.

Tagline: Within these pages lie kingdoms with castles and princes who fall in love with fair maidens, but make no mistake--this is no fairytale.
Ooh. Love that tagline right there. <3.

Not bad. I enjoyed November's new books. :D
The Key especially. I just fell in love with that tagline. 
Sounds really good. Just the author wrote the book even better!
And of course, there's also Champion. Gotta read that one still.
Either way,
Happy Reading~
Stay tuned for December's new books.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone Excerpt

Time Between Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
came out in October 8th, 2013.
So it is available. But I didn't buy the book yet.
So it doesn't hurt to read an excerpt.
:)

TAT CVR FINAL 200x300  Blurb:

      Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn’t. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.
      It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work…until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn’t want?

Thoughts: I really want to read this! Omg. This teaser just makes me even more eager. And the excerpt adds to my eagerness. Although I do like Anna's POV, I do want to see Bennet's POV too. I really want to know what happens to Anna and Bennett and what the problem the teaser was talking about. I want to know how Anna and Bennett is going to make this work. Oh, can't wait. And here's the excerpt link:


This link leads straight to the USA Today website with the excerpt on there.


This is Tamara Ireland Stone's website talking about her own book.

Happy Reading
Stay tuned for more~

 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Cover Update: The One by Kiera Cass

Yes, I am aware how late I am. 
Which is sad that I didn't find out about this cover sooner.
But now that I discovered it, I can celebrate....
and live my life, saying ayo~ :)

THE ONE
I just can't wait. It's the one I'm waiting for. :D I really like the cover. AND I really can't wait to see who America ends up with. In that wedding dress.

**Drum-roll please...

The One (The Selection, #3) 

It's so beautiful! *Cries. After going through so much adventure and twists, it feels like I'm marrying my daughter off to the guy of her dreams. *cries. AND I'M NOT EVEN MARRIED. I ALSO DON'T HAVE A DAUGHTER. How do I even get these feelings? Either way, it's a feeling of a mother. Happy, yet sad. Like an ending. But also a beginning.

You know what, I'm talking in riddles. Though I do like my philosopher moments, I end up really confusing myself. 

But anyways, THAT COVER THO. *fangirls *cries *dies *whatever people when they see something they like *squeals? 

Happy Reading~
Stay tuned for more updates. 
Late ones. But I tend to be in more of a funny mode than a repetitive, annoying fangirl mode. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Deleted Scene from The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Ya'll know I'm a Rick Riordan fan. :) 
Here is some more Percy Jackson goodies from Rick Riordan. 
Remember Nancy Bob-something from The Lightning Thief? The bully? We never saw her again, but apparently she came back in the last book.

 The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

Here's the deleted scene:

Percy, Thalia, Annabeth and Grover are heading to Central Park to fight the Titans when they run across a group of unconscious mortals. As you may recall, the god Morpheus put all the mortals in Manhattan to sleep before Kronos' army attacked the city:


The lights of the city were blinking on. I guess they were on automatic timers. The streetlamps in the park glowed, making the lanes and the trees look spooky – like we needed any more spookiness.
            Thalia stopped and tensed, like she was catching a scent. “I’ll be back. Need to check the Hunters on the right flank.”
            Her bow appeared in her hands and she disappeared into the trees.
            We stepped over bodies of sleeping New Yorkers, moving them to safety when we could. We were just coming to a stone bridge on the northern side of the park when we came across a dozen kids, all slumped next to a pretzel stand, like they’d been lined up to buy snacks.
            Grover yelped. “Percy . . . look.”
            He crouched next to a girl with orange hair and freckles. She reminded me a little of Clarisse, because she was a big girl, like she was built for tackle football.
            And then my eyes widened. “Oh my gods. It’s . . . Nancy?”
            I hadn’t seen her in four years, but I still recognized her. Nancy Bobofit, a bully who’d made my life miserable in sixth grade. Grover and I had been at Yancy Academy, and she would pick on us mercilessly. She’d been around the first day I suspected that I was a demigod.
            “Who’s Nancy?” Annabeth asked.
            “A girl we used to know,” Grover muttered. “Not a very nice girl.”
            I looked at the other sleeping kids. Some I’d never seen, but a few looked familiar.
            “This is our class from Yancy,” I said. “They must’ve been on the summer trip.”
            “Yeah,” Grover said. He pointed to a lady in a flowery dress. “Here’s Mrs. Watt. She always chaperoned the summer New York trip. If we’d stayed at Yancy . . .”
            He didn’t finish the thought. We both knew that was impossible. We didn’t live normal lives. We never would’ve made it through middle school without monsters destroying us or the school or both. Still, it was strange looking at my former classmates. I never went backward. Once I left a school, I always tried to leave it behind for good. Besides, the memories were usually bad. But looking at the kids who’d kept going, even stupid old Nancy Bobofit, I felt a wave of sadness wash over me.
            “They’re right in the path of the battle,” Grover said, and he looked at me to see what I’d suggest.
            “We have to move them,” I said. “Under the bridge, maybe. They’ll be safer.”
            “After all she did to us,” Grover mused, “it kind of serves her right to be stomped by a titan army.”
            “But we can’t.”
            He sighed. “Yeah. You’re right. Maybe . . . draw a moustache on her, at least?”
            Four years ago, it would’ve been tempting. Now, I realized that I didn’t hate Nancy anymore. I was a different person. She was a mortal in the path of danger – we were the only thing between her and destruction.
            “No moustaches,” I said. “Annabeth, give me a hand?”
            She was studying me carefully, trying to read my thoughts, but she didn’t say anything. She just helped me drag the school group to safety.
 
All credits to Rick Riordan's blog, of course. 
He wrote the book! 
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Outstanding October Releases

I know it's like November already.
But it doesn't hurt to talk those fab October books! :D
SO MANY BOOKS CAME OUT IN OCTOBER.
And I don't even have time to read! :(
OH wells. It's a long while since I been here.

Allegiant (Divergent, #3) Allegiant (Divergent#3)
by Veronica Roth
Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

Thoughts: You guys know that I can't resist these final trilogy books. So yes, I read this already. :D It was great! That ending was really unexpected. I mean, I knew it could happen in books. It makes really good endings actually, but I just never thought about it while reading Allegiant. The characters were so strong. Either way, the finale to Divergent will/will not disappoint. Warning: It's not a happy ending, nor is it a sad one. 

Tagline: One choice will define you. 
Now that is what I call a strong tagline. :)



The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus#4)
by Rick Riordan
Release Date: October 8th, 2013

Thoughts: Of course, I also read this one. A big Percy Jackson fan won't miss this. I can say The House of Hades is pretty eventful. You know how in The Lightning Thief, everyday seems to happen in a modern world. The only unrealistic thing about it was the magic and gods? Well, in The House of Hades, it's going to take fantasy to a whole other level. You can't even imagine it happening in the world you live in. But, you know, I like wild ideas. :D

Tagline: At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena...
Okay, so a summary. 

by Jessica Sorensen
Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

Thoughts: I absolutely loved The Secret of Ella Micha. It was those typical new adult books you would fall in love with, because they're so typical, but some emotional at the same time. The second book in the series was okay. I like Ella and Micha the best of course. They make the best couple. Lila and Ethan was hinted in the first book, so we'll see how they play out. Personally though, I like series that stays with just one couple, not couple everyone in the book up. But it's aight.

Tagline: He's everything she never expected...
Hmm. 

Unbreakable (The Legion, #1)Unbreakable (The Legion#1)
by Kami Garcia
Release Date: October 1st, 2013

Thoughts: I read the Beautiful Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Although the series wasn't the best series every published, the authors still kind of left a legend. People know who they are and people probably watched Beautiful Creatures. So why not. The title sounds cool. Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code. Hmmm.


Tagline: I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.
I never do horror. But maybe I can survive this one.


by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis
Release Date: October 29th, 2013

Thoughts: I've been seeing advertisement for this book like every single time I go onto Amazon. But I am Shadowhunter fan. Not a huge obsessed one. But big enough to not get annoyed at these advertisement pop-ups. So ;) I don't plan on buying this though. It costs like $11 or more! Yeah. Either way, we get to learn more about them Shadowhunters. And hopefully Jace. The perfection of Jace. Haha.
Tagline: The Clave is pleased to announce the newest edition of the Nephilim's oldest and most famous training manual: the Shadowhunters' Codex.

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2)Never Fade (The Darkest Minds#2)
by Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: October 15th, 2013

Thoughts: I love the Darkest Minds! :D It's a really good book, so I recommend! I thought the series should have ended in first book. It was a really sad ending. And sad ending makes really good endings. But either way, still excited for the sequel. I do want to know what happened to Liam and Rose. That ending to the first book was somewhat of a cliffhanger. It was a cliffhanger if there was going to be a sequel. It would made a really powerful, unforgettable ending if the whole series just ended that way.

Tagline: Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her life.

  
Resist (Breathe, #2)Resist (Breathe#2)
by Sarah Crossan
Release Date: October 8th, 2013.

Thoughts: The first book left an impression. Not that strong that I was dying just waiting for the sequel to be released, but strong enough for me to want to read the second book. If you know what I mean. The cover does seem cool though. The first book was purple with the same pod. In the sequel, it looks like it's spring time. And there is a flower in the middle. Let's see what it all means.

Tagline: The sequel--and conclusion--to Sarah Crossan's Breathe.
Wait what? It's not a trilogy? OMG. It's the last book! WELL THEN, gotta read! 


BlackoutBlackout (Blackout#1)
by Robison Wells
Release Date: October 1st, 2013

Thoughts: I'm not a huge fan of Robison Wells, but he's a decent enough writer that I won't get a one glance and be like 'Pshhh. Next.' I actually thought Blackout was part of the Variant series by Robison Wells. I wasn't sure if it ended or not, because I just read the first book. It was interesting, but I didn't really pay attention to the release of the sequel, which if I remember correctly is Feedback.
Tagline: Laura and Alec are trained terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are high school students. There was no reason for them to meet.
Ooh sounds good. Reminds me of my Gallagher girls. The plot sounds very interesting. 


Time After Time (Time Between Us, #2)Time After Time (Time Between Us#2)
 by Tamara Ireland Stone
Release Date: October 8th, 2013

Thoughts: That first book though. I got the ARC of the first book, Time Between Us, from a library event and loved it! I'm so glad I picked that ARC. It's a really good romance story that is more historical fiction than contemporary. It's time travel. Time traveling is a very very confusing topic to write, to read, and even to think about, but it is very fun to read and very interesting plot to imagine. In order words, I just love reading books about time travel, although I do tend to over think about it and end up confusing myself.

Tagline: Calling Anne and Bennett's romance long distance is an understatement: she's from 1995 Chicago and he's a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. 
It sure is an understatement. LOL. 

Bang (Visions, #2)Bang (Visions#2)
by Lisa McMann
Release Date: October 8th, 2013

Thoughts: I read this book like 8 months ago. My friend got the ARC for this book and I'm glad I read it. It's a pretty interesting, chair-gripping plot. Although each book isn't really that long, it didn't feel too childish. The romance is pretty cute. But I felt like the sequels are pretty repetitive. At the end of each book, you'll roll your eyes and be like 'again?' but the romance is pretty worthwhile so I'll still read the last book. :D

Tagline: Jules should be happy.
 Woah. This is such a normal and simple sentence. But then maybe that should can catch attention to readers thinking why isn't she happy.

by Shannon Hale
Release Date: October 8th, 2013

Thoughts: Although Shannon Hale is more like a middle grade author, I still enjoy her books. I especially loved The Princesses' Academy. That was GOOD. Like oh yeah. When you read a book, the main character basically always ends up with the guy, but in the Princesses' Academy, on the other hand,... I don' want to spoil it, but you get the idea. AND it's not a sad ending. That's why I thoroughly love that book. So hope this one wouldn't disappoint! :)

Tagline: At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generations of Snow White, Prince Charmings, and Evil Queens...whether they want to or not.
Ooh. I love fairytales. And fairytale retellings. 

Hereafter (Shadowlands, #2)Hereafter (Shadowlands#2)
by Kate Brian
Release Date: October 1st, 2013

Thoughts: I have the ARC of the first book, Shadowlands that I got from the library, but I didn't read it yet. So I don't know if this series is good or not. But at least, I know now, if Shadowlands is good or has cliffhanger ending, the second book is available for me to read and I won't be dying waiting for the sequels. 
Tagline: Rory Miller thought her life was over when a serial killer set his sights on her and forced her into a witness protection.
Off to a strong start, man.



UnSouled (Unwind, #3)Unsouled (Unwind#3) 
by Neal Shusterman
Release Date: October 15th, 2013

Thoughts: That cover is so freakin creepy. OMG. Ugh. Scary. Either way, I read Unwind in like 6th grade for the California Young Reader Medal. I'm pretty I chose it out of three books, so yay. But I'm not sure if I'm going to continue this series. I thought Unwind was a stand-alone. Sixth grade was like 3 years ago. Quite a long time. Okay. Move on to the tagline cuz I don't want to look this cover any longer. You see, I so don't do horror. I can to suspense and mysteries, just horror. They give me the jitters.

Tagline: Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds.
Sounds bad. Definitely not reading. No offense. 

Pretenders (Pretenders, #1)Pretenders (Pretenders#1)
by Lisi Harrison
Release Date: October 1st, 2013

Thoughts: Most of the books on this list are sequels to books I've read. Because those books are the ones I look forward to the most. Or they are books of authors I am a huge fan of. But once in a while, when I do see a new release from an author I read from, but not a huge fan of, and their book looks interesting, I will put the book on this list. So that's why Pretenders is here. I don't even remember what book Lisi Harrison wrote, but Pretenders seem pretty contemporary and high school based. I do enjoy those books.

Tagline: It takes place at a high school in New Jersey. Summer is over. 
Straight to the facts. I like it. And school drama. I like that too. I don't like to be in drama but I like to read about them in books and watch them in dramas #duhhh 

Darkness Watching (Darkworld, #1)Darkness Watching (Darkworld#1)
by Emma L. Adams
Release Date: October 10th, 2013

Thoughts: I'm not huge into supernaturals. I don't like ghosts or demons unless it relates back a really heartwarming story or a really hot guy. But the author is the one that this book onto this list. What makes her special? No offense, not that she's writes exceptionally good. She does write pretty good, but not so good that I'm hanging onto her every word. She started kind of like me. The dream of writing and publishing a book at a young age. At high school age. And she actually did it. It seems very cool that she did it with a book she wrote and now she's writing another one. Yes, I know most famous authors also write a really young age, but I never really saw the process. I never really knew someone before they became an author. 

Tagline: Eighteen-year-old Ashlyn is one interview away from her future when she sees demons.
Okay. Not a good sight. I feel like just putting this author out there but I'm not really sure about reading her new book. First, my time for reading books is very limited. Second, I did mention I'm not into supernatural and scary novels, right? 

by Mercy Amare
Release Date: October 11th, 2013

Thoughts: Okay. I admit. I like these funny, romantic-ish stand alones. They make a really fun read. This is part of the teaser that caught me: "My life is perfect. Except for the fact that my olde sister is posing naked for Playboy. And my mom wants me to be just like her. Oh, and I caught my boyfriend cheating on me. But other than that, it's definitely perfect...Until the paparazzi publishes a picture of me smoking weed." HILARIOUS. I can just tell I'm gonna love this girl. In a way, that quote was the tagline. But here's the official first sentence of the teaser. With more Char attitude.

Tagline: I'm Charlotte York, but you can call me Char.
What a funny name. And PS the guy on the cover is kind of ugly.

Family Tree #2: The Long Way HomeThe Long Way Home (Family Tree#2)
by Ann M. Martin
Release Date: October 29th, 2013

Thoughts: I normally don't like start reading a series with a sequel. Correction. I don't do it at all. I'm just featuring this book. Or actually the author. Ann M. Martin writes for younger readers. Like elementary school ones. And when I was younger, I just absolutely loved her books. Aside from the Boxcar Children and the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, of course. So, Ann M. Martin gives a great memory. She does have a young adult book though, called Just a Summer Romance. It came out in like 1994 but it still never gets old with me. I just lurve that book! :D

Tagline: Four girls. Four generations. One family.
See? I just love these heartwarming, family, growing up books.

Well, that's it for the October new releases on my shelf! November ones are coming real soon. :) Because there's that one book I'm waiting for~