14.12.12

MY BLOG IS IN THE CINDER PAPERBACK!!!

Today I received  a very exciting e-mail telling me that my blog name has been included in the paperback edition of Cinder by Marissa Meyer! Yup! You read that right. Check it out:
Way back in August, I posted a link to my review of Cinder on a blog post (I believe it was a blog post on Marissa Meyers blog). On the blog post it said there was a "special surprise" in store for those who posted a link to their review. I had no idea the surprise would be this awesome! They've added a special page in the paperback edition of Cider to thank all those bloggers who've supported Cinder!

To be honest, I forgot all about posting a link to my review and the "special surprise" that would come with it, so when I received the e-mail, I was a little surprised! Heck, I was more than surprised!!!

The paperback edition of Cinder by Marissa Meyer will be available on January 8, 2013! And will include:
-Special bonus story, entitled Glitches
-Q&A with author Marissa Meyer
-Reader’s Guide
-Sneak peek of Scarlet

5.9.12

Review: Seeds of War by Rachel E. Fisher

 Seeds of War is the second book in the Eden's root trilogy.

The mission of Eden must be fulfilled and Eden’s best Seekers are needed. Forming a new group they dub the Seeders, Fi, Asher, and Sean are joined by a new addition as they set out to bring hope and support to the Topsiders in the form of radios and heirloom seeds. Their experiences Topside prepare them for the threat from marauding gangs they call Lobos, but it is a different, less obvious sort of threat that takes them by surprise. As radio broadcasts begin to reconnect Eden and the Topsiders, the Seeders stumble upon mysterious broadcasts from unknown stations. When two of their own new radio stations go silent within days of each other, Fi and her companions realize that something is terribly wrong. Eden finds itself pitted against a growing and unknown force as their very mission lights the flames of war. (via)
My Thoughts:
 
This is a great second installment in the Eden’s Root trilogy. This book is really well done. I love the twist and turns in the plot. Love, love, love it. It kept me on my toes wondering what was coming next. I didn’t want to put down because I kept wanting know what was coming!

In this book the Seekers take on a new mission as Seeders, but their mission isn’t as simple as that. Along the way, the Seeders run into a religious group of people who call themselves the Truthers. And they don’t want anything to do with Eden’s heirloom seeds. They’ll stop at nothing to destroy Eden and all their hopes.

At first I was a little unsure of the Truthers. It seemed like it was going to turn into a preachy book, but as the story progresses and more information is revealed, you find out that there’s a reason behind them. You don’t find out exactly what their purpose is, but it gives you hints that there’s more to them than meets the eye. It makes me quite interested to find out what their role is in the next book.

The Truthers play a HUGE part in this book, so don’t worry. It doesn’t get that preachy.

You know those creepy groups of guys, called the Lobos, who were all some sort of criminal in the old world? Well they’re still out there and you’ll find out in this book just what they’re up too. Gosh, I wish they’d be taken out already. They just cause the seeders so much trouble. Not to mention the Truthers causing the Seeders trouble as well.

Fi & Asher!!! Oh my!! Lots of exciting things are happening for them. I’ve loved seeing their relationship blossom over these past two books and after what happened in this book I'm super excited for the next book!!!!

Now as for Sean and Sara, I can’t wait to see where they go. It seems like their already pretty close already. Hmmm…. I guess we’ll see. Hopefully they continue to be together.

Over all I really loved this book and would definitely recommend it to those who have already read Eden's Root.

Content: cursing, kissing, violence, talk of sex, and a couple of not too descriptive sex scenes.

6.7.12

Cover reveal: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Requiem is the third and final book in the Delirium trilogy, due to release March 5, 2013.

I just found out the cover of Requiem has been revealed. I love it! With Pandemonium being released, they decided to switch the cover of Delirium to match the cover of Pandemonium. Now all three books in the trilogy match. I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to things like this. I just love to have my covers match with any of my book series. It makes it truly feel like a set.

Exciting things are going to take place in this book. I've been reading up on all the details of this book and guess what? This book is going to be told by both Lena and Hana's point of view. Check it out: "Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge." [via] Exciting stuff, huh? I thought for sure Hana was out of the picture. That's why I'm super excited for this book!


Having Hana in the picture might explain why Lauren Oliver decided to write a short story, telling us just what happened with Hana. I'm just some happy she chose to do so. Smart move. I know a lot of people were saying they wanted her back.


5.7.12

Cover Reveal: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles, due to release February 5, 2013. Today the cover's been released! My first thoughts were: "Is it someone flying? What does that have to do with the story?" After reading an interview I read here, I realized that the cover isn't someone flying, but a cape.

Just like Cinder's fairy tale focus is Cinderella, Scarlet's fairy tale focus will be Little Red Riding Hood. Here's a small blurb: "Book two, Scarlet, is based on Little Red Riding Hood. It continues Cinder’s story as she attempts to escape Queen Levana’s vengeance and learn more about her past. The story also introduces readers to Scarlet, a girl living in southern France whose grandmother has mysteriously disappeared. In order to find her, Scarlet seeks the help of Wolf, a street fighter with more than a few mysteries of his own." [via]

Might I say that Marissa Meyer is a genius. Tying all these different fairy tales into modern retellings, all in one series, were they're all intertwined? Genius. Pure Genius. I am very much so looking forward to reading Scarlet.

Might I just add that her next two books in the Lunar Chronicles are also based on fairy tales? Read for yourself: "Two more fairy tale fantasies will follow Scarlet, including Cress (2014), Meyer's take on the Rapunzel legend, and the Snow White-inspired conclusion, Winter (2015)." [via]

27.6.12

Cover Reveal: Sever by Lauren Destefano

Sever is the third book in the Chemical Garden Trilogy due to release on February 12, 2013.

Gorgeous, gorgeous cover! This by far makes up for the cover for Fever. It was a little... how would I say this nicely... dull? But I have to say, this cover makes up for it! I'm going to say it again... GORGEOUS!

One thing I have always loved about the covers for the Chemical Garden books is that the cover photos always have props in them that relate to the story. This cover makes me curious as to what Lauren Destefano has in mind for Sever!

Here's a little bit of the blurb: "...Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden’s eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant to whom she is dangerously attracted, Rhine is desperate to learn the truth and protect those closest to her. But, as her sister wife Cecily keeps insisting, her role may be much bigger than that.

In the first two books of the Chemical Garden trilogy, Wither and Fever, Rhine struggles to escape the mansion and then to navigate the brutal world outside. Now in Sever, the third and final book, Rhine uncovers some shattering truths about the past that her parents never had the chance to tell her and the alarming implications regarding her own genes. She may be the one who can save the human race." [via]
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