Sunday, September 28, 2014

Book Review: No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown

No Place to FallNo Place to Fall
by Jaye Robin Brown
Release Date: December 9th, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Arc, 354 pages
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
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Goodreads Summary: Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends every Friday night hanging out at her best friend Devon’s house. It’s only when Amber goes exploring in the woods near her home, singing camp songs with the hikers she meets on the Appalachian Trail, that she feels free—and when the bigger world feels just a little bit more in reach.

When Amber learns about an audition at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she decides that her dream—to sing on bigger stages—could also be her ticket to a new life. Devon’s older (and unavailable) brother, Will, helps Amber prepare for her one chance to try out for the hypercompetitive arts school. But the more time Will and Amber spend together, the more complicated their relationship becomes . . . and Amber starts to wonder if she’s such a good girl, after all.

Then, in an afternoon, the bottom drops out of her family’s world—and Amber is faced with an impossible choice between her promise as an artist and the people she loves. Amber always thought she knew what a good girl would do. But between “right” and “wrong,” there’s a whole world of possibilities.

Cindy's Review: 
At a Glance/The Cover:
Thank you so much to Katie @ Katie's Book Blogs for sending me this...along with a whole bunch of bookmarks. :)

I don't think the synopsis interested me much. But the cover looked good. Really good. And there was romance...so I decided to read it right away. 

The Characters/My Opinion:
Amber VaughnAt the beginning, I was really surprised at how this book turned out. Amber Vaughn? Good girl? Yeah, right. There was a whole bunch of talk about drug dealing and drinking. At one point, I was almost yelling at her asking what she's doing? Goodness gracious. Not trying to sound like old, but this girl is wild. And it's ironic how the blurb said she's a good girl. But it's true. Compared to the other characters, she's a good-two-shoes. But that's a part of growing up.

Amber's family had a lot of problems. She wasn't shy to tell us. She was just like 'Yeah, my family's messed up. Real messed up' And I agree. Which makes things a bit more realistic. People go to jail. There's drug dealing. Wild parties. Brown wasn't shy to put in the problems that happens throughout the country nowadays. Teenagers doing drugs, having sex? Totally happening!

So, in a way, this book reminds me of all the English literature books I have to read for the summer. They would talk about all the discrimination and problems US had. 

In No Place to Fall, Amber learns how to get through this and realize her dream. And how she fits into everything. 

Devon - Devon is Amber's gay best friend. Of course, he's gotta be cute. And funny and outgoing and super perfect. But he does end up liking someone and ditched Amber for awhile. I was disappointed in him, but he acted like any friend would. One should say, when you're friend's dating someone else, they won't be around you no longer. It's true. I've had it happen to me...

Will McKinney - I expected Will to be a bad boy from the way Amber described him. But he turns out to be a lot better than I thought. Their complicated, mashed up feelings and relationship is definitely worth reading about. I think I would read this whole book for these two. I loved seeing how Amber and Will sorted through their mess and tried to be together. 

Oh. And I forgot to mention. Will is Devon's older brother. But I think the summary states that also...

And then there's also others like Cheerleader Amber, Kush, and Sean that adds to the story. I really like C.A. It's hard to actually find a nice, friendly cheerleader whose supportive in books. 

Overall Thoughts: 
This was a book with a plotline that went to a full circle. That's a good thing. There was a beginning and an end. There was a problem. There was a solution. Everything is perfect. :) 

#ShipName: Willber Omg. I just feel like doing ship names now. :) Ship names are so cute~ Or do you guys like Wamber? Hmm. No. Wilber is like that pig in Charlotte's Web right? 

Okay. So a real cute story that deals with real life problems in a small town of Alabama or Mississippi. Not really sure, since all I remember is that she lives south of Tennessee. Try it~

The Rating: (1-10): 9~

Happy Reading~

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blog Tour: Holly Hearts Hollywood by Kenley Conrad

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Welcome to my stop on the Holly Hearts Hollywood Blog Tour
hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.

Holly Hearts Hollywood 
by Kenley Conrad
Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Holly Hart wants to be a star. She moves to Los Angeles from the small town of Cedar Junction, only to hear she’s too fat and ugly to be a famous singer.

But when Shell Shocked Records looks past Holly’s plus-size and less-than-graceful-personality to offer her a recording contract, Holly cannot believe her good fortune. On closer inspection, however, the record execs want Holly to do all the singing, and a thinner and more beautiful girl, Lacey, would lip-sync and get all the credit. Holly goes for it because after all, she wanted to sing.

Contractually bound to secrecy, Holly is more than happy to sit backstage while Lacey shimmies in the limelight and basks in the fame. Before she knows it, Holly is friends with Serena, the pop-star daughter of a music-mogul, flirting with an intern, and developing a strange half-friendship with Lacey.

When Grayson Frost, the biggest country star in America, and coincidentally, a former school bully begins dating Lacey, Holly hopes that he won’t recognize or torment her.

Through a series of embarrassing and weird events, Holly gets to know Grayson and learns that he is much nicer and more mature than he was four years ago. Holly is horrified when she starts falling for him. When Grayson admits he fell for Lacey's voice, what is a girl to do when she can’t legally tell the truth at the moment when the truth matters the most?

Cindy's Review:
At a Glance/The Cover:
The whole thing sounds kind of cliche. But as I read the summary, I really wanted to know what happens. Does she get the guy or not? And this definitely seemed like a fun read I'll enjoy. :) So....I read it. Obviously. 

The Characters/My Opinion:
Holly - Holly is not the idea of a perfect protagonist. She has an amazing voice, so no body shape, no image, no confidence. She's perfectly fine, behind stage, befriending celebrities. I think I'll be fine too. I mean, being friends with celebrities is enough for me! :) 

Grayson - I don't really know what to think of him. He sounds like a jerk, but Holly didn't give him a chance in the beginning. Just when I thought he was getting better, I don't know if he's being legit or is he playing Holly. Especially with that somewhat cliffhanger ending, I really don't know what to think of him. I can't say I'm in love though. Not my idea of an ideal guy.

Lacey - The girl who's getting all the credit. She's a total ***** in the beginning. Not gonna lie. I don't cuss, but that's like the only word to describe her. Lacey expects Holly to be her pet or dog or something. But as Holly learns more about Lacey and get to see a different side of her, they become more friendly. Although Lacey is still a bit bipolar.....and then in comes Grayson. Holly have undeniable attraction to Grayson. But so does Lacey. Whose going to get him in the end?

Well, I don't know. Because I think this is a series. I'm not sure. It doesn't seem like the book ended at the end so....

Serena - Is that her name? Or is it Selena? I really don't remember even though I read this like 2 weeks ago. Blame my horrible memory. Actually, I'm using all my memory trying to remember 100 pages of Biology and like 80 pages of world history. School is taking up my life! Okay. Back on to Serena! She's super cool! I would love to meet a celeb like her and befriend her! Serena stands up for Holly and she's just super chill. Even if she wasn't a celeb, I would totally befriend her! 

Okay. There's the other love interest - I absolutely cannot remember his name. Was it Nick? All I remember was the silver hair, tall, and glasses, and super cute. He sounds cute. Holly and this guy, Nick?, has a cute romance. Of course, until she finds herself falling for Grayson....again. Nick doesn't like Lacey or Grayson. And like Grayson, I really don't know what to think of Nick. In the beginning, I really liked him, although I knew he was just a side guy for Holly, because obviously, Grayson's the main character....but then towards the end, he somewhat became a jerk. Or was it Holly who made it seem like Nick became a jerk? 

I don't really know. I'm kind of confused about the ending. So it's Nick vs Grayson. Whose the bad guy? We'll have to see. 

Overall Thoughts: 
Okay, I'm going to talk about the plot here, just because. The plot of a cutish chick litish type of book. I thought the romance and chemistry was really cheesy. I mean, a celebrity whom went to MY school. And I talked to him. Yeah? And I probably got his number...yeah. I WOULD FREAK OUT! But Holly just hated him. Yeah he bullied her. I don't really know how that works. Like I can't really imagine a bully become a celebrity. How is it even possible. When did his personality change? I think Holly would have noticed it. 

Also, can you really fall for your bully? I mean, bullies aren't usually good looking, popular guys at school. Or maybe it's just the schools I go to. Because if they're good looking, they don't need to be bullies. They got all the girls and all the athleticness and teachers. Why waste time bullying lesser kids? Unless, it was flirting kind of bullying....I don't know.

Okay. I done ranting now~ :)

It was a fun read. I can't say I'll put it on my list of summer reads, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and liked how the plot twisted and changed. I'm really interested in what's going to happen next (if there is a next).

If you like romance and cheesy romance, then try this one! Cheesy is not always a bad thing. The chemistry between the characters wasn't really cheesy, but the idea of falling for your bully? .....I can't describe it. HAHA. :)

The Rating: (1-10): 7.5~

Author Bio:
I'm the author of the upcoming YA series Holly Hearts Hollywood, coming September 2014 by Swoon Romance. I'm a twenty-something cat lady who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. When I'm not working my office day job or writing books, you can find me either singing and dancing or binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.




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Happy Reading~

Monday, September 15, 2014

Book Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3)
by Stephanie Perkins
Release Date: August 14th, 2014
Publisher: Dutton
Hardcover, 339 pages
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
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Goodreads Summary: From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and √Čtienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.


Cindy's Review: 
At A Glance/The Cover:
These covers are really nice. I love the skylines. And the colors. :) 

I couldn't wait for Isla to come out! Plus, I heard Josh was such a sweetheart. :D I was totally prepared to fall for Josh.

The Characters/My Opinions:
Isla - Isla is pronounced Eye-la. Since she introduced herself, I really couldn't stop calling her that. Because it sounds so unique. Isla is a quiet, shy girl. She had a crush on Josh for 3 years, and finally, she's got a chance. 

Even though she may seem innocent or shy, she's not. Let's just say she's braver than you think. Not the perfect goody-two-shoes everything think she's supposed to be. 

I enjoyed reading about Isla. She's a character that doesn't have plans for her future. She doesn't know what college, what major.....and I can connect with that. She doesn't stand out in the spotlight, yet Josh can still see her and fall in love with her.

Josh - Ahhh. The artist. He's tall. :) Yep. First thing I remembered. 6'1". Perfect height. He's a bit of a romantic. Definitely a boy you want to date. When he cares for something, he does it with all his might. Uses all his willpower and strength. Emotionally. Physically. Everything. 

Josh reminds me of something soft. Something to cuddle with when you're feeling sad or even happy. He's someone people need in their lives to keep them running and going. 

Although Josh seems like a bad student, ditching class and everything, he's not. The adventures he goes on is awesome, definitely fun to read. I would actually do that myself! IF I even could. :) 

Like Stephanie Perkins said, Isla is different from Anna and Lola. She has less of a personality. More of unsure about things. And Isla's romance starts in the beginning. Then, problems build up. I think the time span for the conflict part was really short, but the story was longer. 

I really liked seeing Isla changing throughout the book, being more sure of herself, being stronger. It's nice seeing a boy like Josh and Isla together. They are the hidden types. In a way, they're not like Anna and Etienne, in the spotlight. They're the type that's totally in love with each and they don't need anyone to know. Not like Anna and Etienne brags about their relationship.....do they? 

Kurt - While we're here, let's add Kurt, Isla's best friend...whose a guy with autism. In the beginning, Kurt is Isla's backbone. They rely on each other. They're just good friends. No romance. Then we get to see things change as Josh steps in. Not problems like being in between their friendship. We get to see how all these individual characters change.

Okay. Now that I'm done with the super lumpy character descriptions, let's move on to the romance. Yep. I must say, this romance took even a bigger step farther into the high school atmosphere than Anna and Lola. More dramatic. More realistic, intimate relationships. Anna was completely innocent compared to this. But it's real. Isla and the Happily Ever After leaves you feeling like you're floating on a cloud. Not on a bright, beautiful day. But a cloudy one. The good kind. As much as I hate cloudy days, I sometimes find it reassuring in the darkness, especially when it's raining outside. Listening to the rain as it hits the roof. It makes the house feel warm and cozy. That's what Isla's romance feel like. 

Overall Thoughts:
It was a nice conclusion to the trilogy. I think it's a trilogy, right? Especially at the gathering of all the characters, where they all met each other. It was a super short meeting, but definitely worthwhile. 

Anna and Etienne. I just have to talk about them again. Because, even after all these couples, only 3 really, I still think they're the best couple. Plus, I LOVE Anna. She's a really bright, friendly person to meet. A funny friend. Someone I would love to be friends with. And despite everything, (ignore St. Clair's height), I really really like his charisma. He's hilarious. He and Anna are so perfect for each other! I so happy for these two. I will never get enough of them!

Lola and Cricket. Of course they appeared, looking funky and creative. :) I must say, I didn't really connect with this couple as much, but I was happy they were there. :)

Isla and Josh. The cutesy romantic ones. :) Deep love over here. They're learning how to move on and live their life. 

When you think of all of this, it feels like your babies are growing up. That's probably what Stephanie Perkins feel. You're happy they're off to see the world, but you're sad they won't be home as often. They won't come to you every morning asking for breakfast or something. Or at least that's how I've always imagined things. Not that I've experienced anything before. 

Another thing before this review ends, Meredith needs her own story. She seems so lonely. Like the odd one out. I think she deserves one herself. 

AAANNNND. It comes to an end. It's like being on an adventure with all these people, knowing them more than anyone. And our road has come to an end. We have reached our destination. :) Good bye~

The Rating :(1-10): 9

Well, that was a weird review there. Okay. I'm back to normal!

Happy Reading~

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Book Review: Favorite Daughter: Part One by Paula Margulies

Favorite Daughter, Part OneFavorite Daughter: Part One
by Paula Margulies
Release Date: July 21st, 2014
Publisher: One People Press
Paperback, 189 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Get a Copy: 
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Goodreads Summary: Set in the time of the Jamestown settlement and the English explorer John Smith, Favorite Daughter, Part One recounts the story of Chief Powhatan's daughter, Pocahontas, as she prepares to take her place as one of our nation's earliest leading women. Pocahontas invites readers to experience her native world when strangers appear on the shores near her village. From forging a relationship with the charismatic Smith, to experiencing love for the first time and creating a role for herself in her father’s plans for peace, this young girl takes us on a poignant and harrowing journey through the turbulent events of her life. Eventually betrayed by all of the men she loves, Pocahontas matures into a heroine of tremendous nobility, courage, and heart. 

Told in first person, in a voice brimming with compassion and wisdom, Favorite Daughter, Part One provides a compelling look at the early days of one of the most remarkable legends in American history.


Cindy's Review:

**Copy provided via the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.** 

At a Glance/The Cover:
For those who know me, I absolutely love historical fiction, especially when they have to do with romance. I especially like the ones set in the Victorian/1800s time period or the medieval with princes and queens, because the guys were such gentlemen. :) 

But this one isn't. It goes even more back. And I'm totally totally fine with that. In fact, I encourage it. Because I also love to read about stories that no one is really sure of in history. For example, the lost colony novels. Love those. No one knows what happened to them, but one could imagine.

In this lovely novel called Favorite Daughter, we read about Pocahontas' early life as little girl and watching her grow up into a young lady meeting the European explorers for the first time. 

The Characters/My Opinion: 
Pocahontas - The narrator of the story. Was definitely fun to see things in her point of view. Talking about her life as the Powhatan chief's favorite daughter, becoming a woman, being betrothed. It's the side of the story we, as Americans, never truly saw it in. 

Kocoum - Kocoum is Pocahontas' fiance. The Powhatans have this ceremony where the girl chooses the suitors she wants for her husband. Kocoum was a very expressionless, stoic boy. He seems super calm and very warrior-like. For some reason, I find an attractiveness part of him. I actually want Pocahontas to like him and end up with him. I really did. He may seem super cold on the outside, but he's so sweet inside. 

Pocahontas actually didn't want to marry him. Not at all. She didn't want to get married. She just wanted to learn more about the English explorers. But I enjoyed seeing Pocahontas' and Kocoum's romance blossom. Really enjoyed that part. Although there are some "adult" scenes in here. 

John Smith - Of course, the famous John Smith. He was nothing like the Disney movie type. No blond hair. Apparently, he has red hair and facial hair. And a bit inappropriate. Nothing like the young, blond, strong, tall man in the Disney movie. This guy is short, but super friendly. His personality definitely seemed like a friend type. I do not know if Pocahontas has any feelings for him.

It seems as if Pocahontas is really interested in him. And she is. But I do not think it's love. It seems like it at first, because even Pocahontas can't tell. But as time passes, it seems like Pocahontas knows Kocoum is her lover and she's just "interested" in John Smith and his culture.

Of course, following as least the real historical timeline, we know that Pocahontas marries none of them. In fact, I actually searched online for this, cuz I was super curious, Kocoum might not even have existed. Historians are not sure if Pocahontas was really engaged in the beginning. They think it might have been John Rolfe. Or nothing at all. 

In Favorite Daughter, it ends with a somewhat open ending. This ending allows for the second book to tell Pocahontas' story in the history books. The part where she got captured. The part where she turns Christian, etc. 

Overall Thoughts: 
Overall, I enjoyed this book immensely. I would love to read Part Two and see what happens in Pocahontas' life later on. I want to see how Pocahontas changes and find out what happens to the Powhatan tribe. 

:) For historical fiction lovers, here's one for you! 

The Rating: (1-10): 8.8

Happy Reading~

Book Blitz: Lasting Summer by Kailin Gow



Welcome to my stop on the Lasting Summer Blitz~

Lasting Summer (Loving Summer, #5)Lasting Summer (Loving Summer #5)
by Kailin Gow
Release Date: September 8th, 2014

Synopsis: Summer Jones thought she lost Nat Donovan, the boy she had always had a crush on since she could remember, when he went off on a mission to find his father, the founder and CEO of Donovan Dynamics, the billion dollar security and intelligence corporation who is now protecting her from the stalker who has attempted to kill her twice. 

He had always been her rock, had always been there for her, but now Nat has disappeared. According to Donovan Dynamics, it was for good.

Could Summer continue on? Could Nat's playboy one-night stand legend brother Drew Donovan live up to Nat's legacy as the family's perfect son, as the one who could eventually run Donovan Dynamics? With Nat gone, could he finally get Summer to commit to him with all her heart and soul?

All the secrets, all the heartaches, come out in Lasting Summer as the Donovans and Summer learn to deal with the truth about Nat, Drew, and Summer that will test each others' love to each other and to family.

Lasting Summer is part of the Loving Summer Series appropriate for age 18+.


Teasers: 


Author Bio:
Kailin Gow uses her author platform to bring awareness to issues affecting young adult and women. She has appeared on national radio as a regular guest on topics such as body image, self-esteem, dating and sexual relationships, bullying, and more; often brought up in her fiction books for young adults and women. 

She is a graduate of the Annenberg School for Communications Masters in Management program in journalism, marketing and publishing at the University of Southern California.

An ALA YALSA Reader's Choice Nominated Author for her YA series, Frost Series, in 2011, she is also a speaker at BEA, and multi-author signing event organizer for the popular Rockin' Events.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sophisticated September Releases~

Ready for yet another month of books? 
Let's see what new exciting books are being released this month, shall we? :)

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: September 2nd, 2014

Thoughts: I have read the first book, but not the second one. This is definitely a great series with a kickass protagonist. I'm not really sure if this is the last one in the series or there's going to be more. I"ll find that out later. LOL. Or if any of you would like to leave a comment to let me know, go ahead! After reading the first one, I wasn't absolutely IN LOVE with it like a lot of other people. Maybe be because I skim read it. But I would definitely be reading the second in the series if I have extra time. I mean, who doesn't love some romance and a girl protagonist assassin? That's almost impossible! :)


The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1)
by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
Release Date: September 9th, 2014

Thoughts: Woah. Holly Black and Cassie Clare! What even! Well, the only Holly Black series I read was Black Cat, because it was a book club thing. I thought it was alright. But I read almost all of Cassie Clare's series. Like The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Totally love that series! Historical fiction lovers!!! Who like a little bit of magic. AND HOT GUYS! Read the Infernal Devices! :) IF you haven't already. Although this one is a middle grade read, I might check it out if I've got time, unless it gets super ravings, then I guess I gotta check it out. ;D

Tagline: A riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.

by Jandy Nelson
Release Date: September 16th, 2014

Thoughts: I absolutely loved Jandy Nelson's The Sky is Everywhere. It was cute! Although I kind of forgot what it was about since I read it like so long ago. This new story of hers is definitely a must read. The beginning, middle grade part, I'm not that interested in. I do like the twin idea though. :) I'm really looking forward to seeing them growing up as teenagers and seeing the romance and twin dynamics there. When it's Jude's point of view. 

by Lauren Oliver
Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

Thoughts: I've always loved Lauren Oliver's YA novels like Delirium and If I Stay. This is going towards a more mature audience. It's more of family dramas and ghosts than romance. One thing you guys should know about me is that I don't do ghosts. The only ones I allow in books are those super friendly ones that are actually super funny and idiotic and have no idea they're dead. And romances with ghosts??.....ummm. Yeah I don't know....

by Scott Westerfeld
Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

Thoughts: The overall theme is like Scott Westerfeld's dystopian novels. But I'm not sure if this book is a novel inside a novel, or the main character is actually experiencing the things she's writing down about. Maybe I'll check this out if I've got time. So far, it didn't snag my attention, but who knows, maybe it'll be good. :)

Tagline: You thought your way here.


The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)The Jewel (The Lone City #1)
by Amy Ewing
Release Date: September 2nd, 2014

Thoughts: I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this at my school's book club. And the book didn't really disappointed. There was definitely suspension and a cliffhanger ending. But I wasn't really into the romance in this series. At least not yet. I hope there's going to be romance with another guy, because I don't like the guy she falls for. You can find my review HERE

Tagline: The power to choose comes with a price.

Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn, #3)Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3)
by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Release Date: September 16th, 2014

Thoughts: I didn't start reading this series yet, but I'm willing to try. :) Because I read Jenny Han's To All the Boys I'ved Loved Before and absolutely adored it! I just can't get enough of Jenny Han's writing after that. So, yep. If I have time though. Because it's so hard to find time right now. 

Tagline: New Year's ended with a bang and Mary, Kat,and Lillia may not be prepared for what is to come. 

by Kiersten White
Release Date: September 9th, 2014

Thoughts: Looking for a supernatural paranormal book to read? Here's one for you! It's deemed Downtown Abbey meets Cassandra Clare! Personally, I'm not much for supernatural but if the romance and the plot is good, I might try it! 


Blackbird (Blackbird Duology, #1)Blackbird (Blackbird #1)
by Anna Carey
Release Date: September 16th, 2014

Thoughts: I've read a few ARC reviews about this people. People either hated it or loved it. The plot and everything definitely sounds intriguing. I would totally read it. But I heard 2nd POV is really hard to get used to or understand. Maybe I could understand it well. I think 2nd POVs are how some fanfictions are written. Yannoe the ones that involves celebrities boys and you? LOL. I don't even read fanfiction. No time in life. I might check this one out though.

Tagline: You don't know who you are, but they do.

Messenger of Fear (Messenger of Fear, #1)
Messenger of Fear (Messenger of Fear #1)
by Michael Grant
Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

Thoughts: Did I talk about this before? I have a feeling I've mentioned it in a previous release post. Maybe. I dunno. I'm not a big Michael Grant fan soo.....but the synopsis reminds of the Hunger Games and like The Maze Runner or something. Lately, I've kind of getting tired of dystopia. I'm really into the Fantasy Medieval genre nowadays. So...maybe, maybe not.

Tagline: If you are WICKED, the Messenger will find you.

Sparks Rise (The Darkest Minds #2.5)Sparks Rise (The Darkest Minds #2.5)
by Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: September 2nd, 2014

Thoughts: Omg. Haven't thought about this series for awhile! After those cliffhanger endings,I just couldn't bare to suffer the wait, so I just literally tried to forget it! BUT now it's back, the last book is coming! SOON! Sparks Rise is definitely a teaser in my mind. It's saying "Get ready for the conclusion!"

In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3)In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3)
by Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: September 16th, 2014

Thoughts: Here it is! The conclusion! Gotta find time to read this one! The Darkest Minds Never Fade in the Afterlight is now complete!! Can't wait to find out what happens to dear ol' Liam and Ruby. Them two though.


There are SOOO many books this month! I couldn't possibly put them all in here! Well, I could, but I'm absolutely waay too lazy. Plus, guys, I still have homework and tests tomorrow. *cries. 

But let's get on with the topic. 
What are your opinions about these new September releases? 
Good, bad?
Any books you're particularly excited for?