Showing posts from June, 2015

Spotlight & Review: The Cave by Michela Montgomery

Author: Michela Montgomery Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller Publisher: Post Hill Press Publication: April 7, 2015 When a nuclear war devastates the U.S., a four-day excursion quickly turns into a fight for survival in The Cave. Six Stanford students journey into one of the deepest and longest caves in North America. A day into their journey, a nuclear war begins from within the U.S. Unable to return to the surface, and unsure what they will find when they do, the Cave will test the strength and survival of each person differently - transforming six individuals into a team, and ultimately...a family. Review OK, I'm gonna be pretty honest here, it's been months since I've read this one so my memory is a bit shaky when it comes to the tiny details. However, I certainly remember enough to review it with confidence so here goes: First off, I love, loved, loved the premise. A spelunking trip gone wrong might not be the most original idea but when paired wit

Freebie Friday (81) Young Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror E-Books

It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series. Young Adult (Science Fiction,Fantasy) Edgewood by Karen McQuestion [ Purchase ] The night Russ Becker witnesses a strange astronomical event, his world changes forever. Before long Russ discovers he's developed incredible superpowers, and he’s not the only one. Three other young people—beautiful Mallory, arrogant Jameson, and mysterious Nadia—have had the same experience and all of them now have powers of their own. Mallory can control peoples’ minds, Jameson moves objects with his thoughts, and Nadia has empathic abilities. At first the four relish their newfound gifts, but things become serious when they learn they are being hunted by an organization that wants them for its

Waiting On Wednesday (127) All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by  Breaking The Spine  where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. This week I'm turning my spotlight on   All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. Expected Publication:  January 26, 2016 from Tor Books Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families. But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world'

Review: Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton

Author (s): Sona Charaipotra &  Dhonielle Clayton Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Harper Teen Publication Date: May 26, 2015 Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette's desire to escape the shadow of her ballet star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever. When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best. Review Tiny Pretty Things was a book I requested to review really on a whim. I don't usually gravitate to contemporaries, in fact, I tend to avoid them like the plague. However, being a former Dancer myself, I can't help myself but love books based in t

Waiting On Wednesday (126) Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by  Breaking The Spine  where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. This week I'm turning my spotlight on Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.  Expected Publication:  September 1, 2015 from Delacorte Books My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. _________

Book Trailer Tuesday (109) Liv Forever by Amy Talkington & Reawakened by Colleen Houck

Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on Liv Forever by Amy Talkington & Reawakened by Colleen Houck. Available Now: Liv Forever by Amy Talkington When Liv Bloom lands an art scholarship at Wickham Hall, it’s her ticket out of the foster system. Liv isn’t sure what to make of the school’s weird traditions and rituals, but she couldn’t be happier. For the first time ever, she has her own studio, her own supply of paints. Everything she could want. Then she meets Malcolm Astor, a legacy student, a fellow artist, and the one person who’s ever been able to melt her defenses. Liv’s only friend at Wickham, fellow scholarship kid Gabe Nichols, warns her not to get involved, but life is finally going Liv’s way, and all she wants to do is enjoy the