May 31, 2012

Movie Review: Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows
Release Date ~ 5/11/12
Director ~ Tim Burton
Starring ~ Johnny Depp, Helen Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Eva Green
Screenplay ~ Seth Grahame Smith
Studio ~ Warner Brothers
In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas has the world at his feet -- or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard. A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman, to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth's ne'er-do-well brother, Roger Collins; her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard; and Roger's precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins.

    As a lifelong Tim Burton fan, whenever he has a movie coming out I get really excited. The excitement will usually include endless hours of clip-watching, cast researching, and a couple trips to the costume store. His latest masterpiece, Dark Shadows. Though I've heard many a person criticize the daylight out of it (which is fitting, as it is Dark Shadows), I thought the film was amazing.

   The screenplay and story were stellar. Written by Seth Grahame-Smith, the creative genius behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, it was perfectly paced. With the exact right mixture of comedy and drama, it will have you laughing your face off, then biting your nails in suspense in the period of a few minutes.

I found it a lot funnier then I thought it was going to be. Though almost all Burton productions have an edge of dark humor, I found Dark Shadows more comical then his earlier productions. Though some may argue the jokes were all for cheap laughs and lacked depth, I thought they were all pretty witty!

  The entire cast was stellar. Though when I first heard about the movie I didn't see Johnny Depp making a very good Barnabas Collins, Burton adapted the role in a way that was perfect for him. He is a comic genius! You can tell how much he puts into every role he does, no matter what kind of role he's playing. After watching Eva Green (Angelique) for a season of Camelot, I am more then confident in her ability to play a villain. As the seductive witch that cursed Barnabas to being a vampire, Dark Shadows was no exception. Helen Bonham Carter made a perfect batty psychiatrist that just gave me the creeps!

Funny and dark, Dark Shadows was one of the best films of the year so far. Burton is a master of the weird!

May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
Release Date ~ 9/11/12
Publisher ~ Harper Teen
Add it on Goodreads
Things That Are Destroying Jane Greene’s Undead Social Life Before It Can Even Begin:
1) A twelve-year-old brother who’s convinced she’s a zombie.
2) Parents who are begging her to turn them into vampires.
3) The pet goldfish she accidentally turns instead.
4) Weird superpowers that let her rip the heads off of every other vampire she meets.(Sounds cool, but it doesn’t win you many friends.)
5) A pyschotic vampire creator who’s using her to carry out a plan for world domination.
And finally:
6) A seriously ripped vampire hunter who either wants to stake her or make out with her. Not sure which.
Being an undead, eternally pasty fifteen-year-old isn’t quite the sexy, brooding, angst-fest Jane always imagined....
Helen Keeble’s riotous debut novel combines the humor of Vladimir Tod with Ally Carter’s spot-on teen voice. With a one-of-a-kind vampire mythology and an irresistibly relatable undead heroine, this uproarious page-turner will leave readers bloodthirsty for more.
Okay, this looks plan hilarious! It sounds a little bit like Vampires Suck, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it! The summary looks great!

May 29, 2012

Top Ten Books Written in the Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading in 30 Years

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Books Written in the Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading in 30 Years
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Every generation has it's master of horror, from Marry Shelly in the 19th century to Stephen King in the 90s and early 2000s, but I think this generation is Grahame-Smith's time!
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
This is the best superpower novel I've ever read! I hope Juliette ends up as the next Spiderman!
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
This book changed my whole view of what a YA book can be! Amazing read!
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
The best ghost story I've ever read without a doubt!
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
Wither by Lauren Destefano
Wither was the book that I called my "official" start to reading primarily YA. Just so amazing!
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent is so extraordinary! Awesome characters, an amazing plot, and great world building! If people aren't reading this in 50 years I'll be PISSED!
The Accidental Hero (Jack Blank Adventure, #1)
The Accidental Hero by Matt Myklusch
Favorite middle grade book evah!
Wings (Wings, #1)
Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Though the first book was not as good as the others, this series is magnificent! 
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Truly the Alice in Wonderland of its time!
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This is my favorite book ever. Period. If it's not being read in 30 years, then I'll make sure I'm not either!

May 28, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Release Date ~ 3/2/10
Format ~ Paperback (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Publisher ~ Grand Central Publishing
Source ~ Gifted
Purchase: The Book Depository
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness." "My baby boy..." she whispers before dying. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire. When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, ""henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose.".." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House. While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon "The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln," and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years. Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the "true" life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.   
   Because a obscenely hilarious yet very appropriate video is worth a thousand words, I'm going to start the review off with a little Parry Gripp song titled "Abe Lincoln Man".
(He kicks a little butt then he makes a little speech, he's Abe Lincoln man!)

    When I first heard about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter back in 2010, I was instantly intrigued by the idea. I was (and still am) a big history buff, and I like, like the rest of the youth crowd, I was going through a huge vampire phase. I downloaded it onto my kindle, read the first 20 pages, but then got something else to read and drifted away from it. It was only until someone gave me a paperback copy recently that I decided to pick it up again. And boy, am I glad I did!

   Though when you think of vampires, historically well researched is not one of the words that would come to mind. But Grahame-Smith's novel is just that! With a very detailed account of his life (both non-vampire and then the added vampire related parts.) I found myself learning a ton about our nation's favorite president.
   The blending the vampires into the Civil War story was genius. It also made perfect sense: the vampires were feeding off the blood of slaves because no one would notice the death of a few slaves, and killing slaves wasn't even considered murder at the time. Abe's mother was killed by vampires when he was young. and it was his revenge mission to kill every one of them in North America. This revenge plot would lead to the freeing of millions of slaves but would cost the lives of many of both races.

   The character of Abe was awesome! It was interesting to learn about all his depressing mood swings (some of them real, some of them added in). I always thought it was always fun and games (with a few nation changing speeches in between) up until the assassination, instead he had to bury three of his sons during his lifetime, had his mother die before his eyes at age of nine, and become a pawn for the "good" vampires.
    I really enjoyed the ending of this book! It was awesome that he became a vampire himself, and was there when M.L.K. made his historic speech in front of the Lincoln memorial. So since he's a vampire, I guess he could still be walking around today *looks to the left* *no Abe* *loves to the right* *no Abe* * disappointed*
  Brilliant, fast paced, and great fun, Grahame-Smith has completed the seemingly impossible task of making vampires fresh again! I can't wait for the movie!
Cover Comments: Though this cover is basically just the movie poster, I love all the trees, and then Abe sitting there with his ax!


May 26, 2012

Book Haul (3)

Book Haul is a weekly feature here that showcases all the awesome goodies I got this week!
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Someone said they were buying me this from Barnes and Noble, but it never came, so I bought my own copy! I've been petting it nonstop!
I only got one book this week! What did you get? Let me know in the comments!

May 25, 2012

Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop: Win a Book Worth $15 or less from The Book Depository

Welcome to my stop on the Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Page Turners, and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Here's what's up for grabs:
1 Book Worth 15 Dollars Or Less From The Book Depository
Enter after the page break!

May 24, 2012

For Darkness Shows the Stars

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Release Date ~ 6/12/12
Format ~ ARC
Publisher ~ Balzer + Bray
Source ~ Publisher
Purchase: The Book Depository
Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.
Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.
But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret—one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she’s lost him forever.
Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion, For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.
   I'll admit it, I'm not a huge Jane Austin fan. I have no problems with her work, but as a guy, it's sort of in our job description not to like 19th century romances. Still, For Darkness Shows the Stars looked pretty good... I was in the mood for a dystopian with originality. Sadly, For Darkness Shows the Stars was not the book for me.

  I thought Elliott was a good main character. She was very adamant about supporting her family's estate, and about betting living conditions for the posts and the reduced, and though she chose the estate over running away with post-reductionist, Kai, she was very open minded `to a world where posts and Luddites live as equals. She was the only main character I actually liked. Kai, the love interest, was so annoying. He made me want to throw the book across the room! He kept on acting like Elliott was a piece of crap, stuck-up Luddite who thought she was better then everyone else, when she was in fact the opposite. The other starring characters were just so forgettable, I have already forgot them.

  Peterfreund did have a good writing style that appealed to me, and it worked for some scenes, but not for others. It's always very high pressure and intense, I just wish she had some comic relief in this book. Because I never laughed once.

  The thing that broke this book's back was that for 85% of the book was that nothing was really happening. The main problem didn't even reveal itself til the book was almost done. For the first 350 pages it was just "Why doesn't Kai like me anymore?" or "Why is my sister such a jerk?", and I need more out of a book then that.

   Though Austin fans might like this book more then I did, it wasn't my cup of tea. It wasn't un-enjoyable, it was just pretty forgettable.
Cover Comments: This cover is awesome! I love the black dress and all the stars! 

May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Release Date ~ 7/101/12
Publisher ~ Katheryn Tegen Books
More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.
Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone’s been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he’s offered the incredible—a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom’s instincts for combat will be put to the test, and if he passes, he’ll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War Three. Finally, he’ll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted—friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters—but what will it cost him?
Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid’s futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.
   This book has the whole nine yards. World war three, gambling, and superpowers, and a boy hero (not that I don't enjoy reading books with girls as main characters, in fact that makes up 9% of my read)! Everyone who has read it said they loved it, so I can't wait! Look at that cover as well!

May 22, 2012

Darkness Before Dawn

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
Release Date ~ 5/29/12
Format ~ Paperback
Publisher ~ Harper Teen
Source ~ Publisher
Purchase:  The Book Depository
This electrifying new trilogy blends the best of paranormal and dystopian storytelling in a world where the war is over. And the vampires won.
Humans huddle in their walled cities, supplying blood in exchange for safety. But not even that is guaranteed. Dawn has lost her entire family and now reluctantly serves as the delegate to Lord Valentine, the most powerful vampire for miles. It isn’t until she meets Victor, Valentine’s son, that she realizes not all vampires are monsters....
Darkness Before Dawn is a fresh new story with captivating characters, unexpected plot twists, a fascinating setting, and a compelling voice. Written under the name J. A. London by a talented mother-son team, the trilogy is perfect for fans of True Blood and the House of Night and Morganville Vampires series.
   J.A. London's Darkness Before Dawn joins the rapidly growing list of vampire apocalypse novels that (in my eyes) started with Julie Kagawa's The Immortal Rules... it leaves a reader with the question: which of these vampire dystopians are worth reading? Though Darkness Before Dawn was fun while I was reading it, I think you have to be a serious vampire fan to really love it.

  The main character in Darkness Defore Dawn, Dawn has had a tough life. Her entire family has been killed by rogue vampires, and Lord Valentine insisted she follows in her parents foot steps and become the delegate for Denver who is forced to bargain with the cunning vampires she secretly loathes. I really enjoyed how dedicated she was to freeing the humans from the vampire tyrant, and the fact that she didn't lay down and let Valentine walk all over her. The main love interest, Victor, Valentine's son, was probably the only other character I liked. He had all the same wishes as Dawn, and was such a gentlemen! I wish all love interests in books were like him! Dawn's boyfriend, Michael was just plan ANNOYING! He was so insecure and acted like a major moron most of the time, trying to prove to everyone he was top dog.  The best friend, Tegan was just so shallow she made me want to cry. The villain of the story, Valentine was a wickedly crafted villain. He was cunning and cruel, ever time he appeared you wanted to kill him more!

  The world building in Darkness Before Dawn was interesting. Though our world had changed a lot after the vampire war, there were still some things that are around today, like cellphones, high school parties, TVs, and teen drama. It was a bleak world, but there was still some color in it left before the war.

 Okay, now time for my big complaint. This book was so predictable! The preface pretty much gave half oft he book surprise away, and I was able to guess everything else that was going to happen 100 or 200 pages before it happened. When novels are predictable as this one it drives me crazy insane. Darkness Before Dawn tried to be suspenseful, instead it came out as weak and boring, because you knew what was going to happen.

Darkness Before Dawn was a fun read... I will probably continue this series but I'll need more the 2nd one!
Cover Comments: The whole white and black thing is awesome! It makes it look so Gothic!

I invite you to go read one of my favorite bloggers, Anna from Literary Exploration's review here!

May 21, 2012


Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
Release Date ~ 5/29/12
Format ~ Signed ARC
Publisher ~ Harper Teen
Source ~ Publisher
Purchase: The Book Depository
Helen needs to get through hell in two ways: by night they reflected the underworld, even worse torments her day that Lucas and they may possibly love. In the underworld, Helen meets Orion. The more time they spend together, the closer they come to. Then something totally unexpected happens, the forces calculated for holding and Lucas Orion: The four houses are combined and Scion, a new Trojan war seems inevitable!

The Top Ten Reasons To Read It!
(Because I felt like doing a different style of review today, I decided to do a top ten list instead!)
  1. Unlike many 2nd books in trilogies, Dreamless does not suffer from second book syndrome AT ALL! If anything, Angelini has gotten better! Perfectly paced!
  2. The love triangle! So many love triangles bore me, but Angelini introduces a second love interest that made abandon Lucas, Orion was amazing and Lucas started acting like a loser, so I am totally Team Orion! 
  3. Angelini has an amazing writing style that is beautiful and lovely! She makes you feel like you're in the world alongside Helen kicking a certain gods butt!
  4. Helen is an amazing main character, I really admired and respected her!
  5. Orion is such a great love interest! Helen and him are together in the Underworld, and he just kicks butt! The two of them make a great team, and they have to end up together!
  6. The action. OMG does this book have amazing action scenes! With perfect pacing between them, it has just the right amount of action, and the Scion powers are so dang epic! 
  7. You'd think after reading 7 Rick Riordan books and some other modern mythology, I'd be tired of all the adaptations of Greek myths (that's why I sorta gave up on Riordan.) but Angelini has managed to keep it fresh and interesting! 
  8. The small island of Nantucket was an amazing place for the book to be set! All the details were so lush, I think Nantucket would be an awesome place to spend a couple of weeks (without any Scions around, sadly, I don't feel like dying.).
  9. The suspense! This book has so much suspense, I had to read it all in a day or two because I needed to know everything that happens!
  10. With perfect pacing, awesome characters, amazing action, and just about anything else you could wish for, Dreamless kicks off the summer book craze with a bang!
Cover Comments: Pretty sunset, but it's very deceiving, makes it look like a mermaid book with the water.

May 20, 2012

Masque of the Red Death

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Release Date ~ 4/24/12
Format ~ ARC
Publisher ~ Greenwillow
Source ~ Publisher
Purchase: The Book Depository
Everything is in ruins.
A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.
So what does Araby Worth have to live for?
Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.
But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.
And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.
    The best way to describe Griffin's debut is unusual.  The moment I heard of Masque of the Red Death I was drawn in by the retelling of the Poe classic and the bleak dystopian landscape depicted. The reason why it's unusual is because the way the dystopian is depicted.

    The thing I loved the most about Masque of the Red Death was thew world created by Griffin. People die of the plague that has decimated earths population every day in a wasteland New Orleans where only the rich can purchase the masks that will save them from the contaminated air. Though it was so bleak, it was also written wonderfully! Every detail was very precise, which helped enrich the steampunk aspect of the novel.

The one thing that was disappointed me in Masque was Araby. I felt like we barely scratched the surface her. We didn't actually get to know her that much, and that bothered me. When I read, I want to get know and feel for the characters. I was able to do neither of those in this book.

  Masque of the Red Death is very fast paced and full of action! I complain a lot about pacing and lack of action, but Bethany Griffin's debut is anything but!

Dark, fast paced, and very enjoyable, I can't wait for more from Griffin!
Cover Comments: This cover is gorgeous! The swamp background is great, and I love how her dress is red (like the red death).

May 19, 2012

Book Haul (2)

Book Haul is a weekly feature here that showcases all the awesome goodies I got this week!
For Review:
Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness Before Dawn, #1)
Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
I got this on Wednesday and spent all of last night read it! It was pretty good, though it was predictable.  Review to come soon!
From Bloggers:
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
(Thanks to Marla from Starting the Next Chapter)
This was another book I read this week as well! SO AMAZING! I get to meet Jenn in June (invite to a blogger/author dinner before the event to come), and I've chatted with her on twitter, and she is so nice! Review and interview to come!
Shadow and Bone
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
(Thanks to Marla from Starting the Next Chapter)
I'm currently reading this right now and it's good but weird! Leigh is also signing at the same one as Jenn!
What did you get this week? Link me up to your post in the comments!

May 17, 2012

Until I Die

Until I Die by Amy Plum
Release Date ~ 5/8/12
Format ~ ARC
Publisher ~ Harper Teen
Source ~ Swapped
Purchase: The Book Depository
Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.
As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.
In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series.
  Kate and her zombie-angel boyfriend, Vincent return in the sequel to Amy Plum's bestselling debut, Die for Me, which in my mind was a good, solid debut that was lacking in some departments. Besides the debut part, that would be a pretty good way to describe Until I Die as well.

  I thought sequels were supposed to be about the problems the characters face getting bigger, and everything becoming more intense. Until I Die was the exact opposite. For the first 275 pages all that ever really happened was Kate and Vincent worrying about each-other. However, the climax was heart-wrenching and just plan epic. I feel like  that if Plum could clock in a full 300 pages of interesting content, she could be a gem.

  The only thing that I can think of off the top of my head that improved from Die for Me was the character development. I felt like I got to know and care about Kate more in Until I Die and we got to hear more and Vincent's past. They also introduced a very new and awesome villain that had me super scared!

  The settings in Plum's books are always very lush and detailed. Being set in Paris gives her the advantage of one minute getting to be in the rich and colorful streets of downtown Paris, and the next in a dark and dingy allies.

  Until I Die was overall a fun read, but in my eyes it didn't live up to its full potential.
Cover Comments: I love how practically everything is blue! The old Victorian (at least I THINK they're Victorian) buildings are a nice touch!

May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
Reached by Ally Condie
Release Date ~ 11/13/12
Publisher ~ Dutton Children's Books
Add it on Goodreads
Cassia faces the ultimate choices in the long-anticipated conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy
After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising—and each other—Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.
In this gripping conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.
I cannot wait for this book! I loved the first two in the Matched trilogy, and am really excited to see who Cassia picks (I'm Team Xander), and how the war ends up! DOWN WITH THE SOCIETY!  

May 15, 2012

Top Ten Books Everyone Has Read But Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Books Everyone Has Read But Me
(Note: This week is a freebie week so you can pick any bookish subject you want!)
Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Everyone raves about this series... for some reason I just haven't bothered to read it yet!
Anna and the French Kiss
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Reading this book has been more of a "how can I avoid everyone seeing me read this book" then not wanting to read it. I must find a way! (mwhahahahaha!!!)
Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
I really need to read this book... it sounds amazing but it is THICK! Probably a summer vacation read.
Firelight (Firelight, #1)
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
This book sounds pretty good, but dragons haven't really interested me that much...
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I just had to have this book, I emailed a bunch of people requesting it (author, publisher, and publicist) and the publicist finally delivered, and that was in September!
Paper Towns
Paper Towns by John Green
John Green is one author I have just been REALLY hesitant to read!
Evernight (Evernight, #1)
Evernight by Claudia Gray
I really enjoyed Gray's Fateful, so I need to start this series. I downloaded it on my kindle (for free!) a week ago, so I'll read it soon!
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, #1)
Lament: The Faerie's Queen Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
I loved the Shiver Trilogy and The Scorpio Races, so I really need to read Maggie's earlier works!
Thirteen Reasons Why
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I am waiting to read this until I am really depressed, so I can be happy at my life compared to how miserable it is in this book!
Wake (Dream Catcher, #1)
Wake by Lisa McMann
Everyone says this series is the bomb, but I didn't like Lisa's Dead to You so I'm a bit hesitant to read it.
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