Saturday, December 22, 2012

It's (Not) Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet?

This is way late, I'm sorry. Anyway, I'm traveling for the holidays so I'll be on another hiatus, but hopefully this one won't be nearly as long as my previous ones.


"It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet?" is inspired by the #fridayreads Twitter meme, Book Journey's "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?", Should Be Reading's "WWW Wednesdays", Tynga's Reviews "Stacking the Shelves" and the various other book haul memes, and probably a few others I can't remember right now.

All covers/book title links lead to Goodreads.

I've just just just started this, so I don't have much to say, but I'm loving reading from Warner's POV.

I was reading this, but I put it on hold while I read Shatter Me. I'm not very far into, so I don't know what I think about it yet, either.

I just picked this up yesterday, because I was reading Shatter Me and this kinda seemed like the opposite MC power-wise, so I figured I give it a shot.

Also, I read a book/short story where the MC was a healer who discovered that she took injuries onto herself then healed herself. I can't remember the title, do any of you know what book I'm talking about?

I'm really excited to start this, it sounds SOOO good!

I re-read this for Pitch Dark's re-read-a-thon, and I loved it even more the second time around!

My plan was to save this for vacation, but I just couldn't wait, so I read it and LOVED it! I think I liked it even more than I liked Perfect Chemistry.

(Books/Stuff that came in the mail.)
I got these Altered bookmarks from the author, the lovely Jennifer Rush.

(Books I bought.)
Warrior Princess by Frewin Jones
Golden by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Chain Reaction by Elkeles
Secret Vampire by L. J. Smith
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I also got:
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Touched by Corrine Jackson

No Book News this week, there were a few updated-cover reveals, so I'll link them below, but I don't have time to do a write up.

The Rules by Stacey Kade got a new font and altered cover image. IceyBooks revealed the update.
Jean BookNerd revealed the updated cover for The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett. This one took me FOREVER to figure out the change, only the girl on the cover changed.

Friday, December 14, 2012

It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet? [1]

"It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet?" is inspired by the #fridayreads Twitter meme, Book Journey's "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?", Should Be Reading's "WWW Wednesdays", Tynga's Reviews "Stacking the Shelves" and the various other book haul memes, and probably a few others I can't remember right now.

I know, I know, I said I wasn't going to do any memes anymore, but I've hardly been posting since I said that, so I figured ONE shouldn't hurt. What I'm doing is basically a mash-up of a lot of the memes I see every week (as you probably guessed from the top paragraph). The title came from the "If you keep  eating those, you'll turn into one!" saying, but, you know, altered to be "If you keep reading books, you'll turn into one!" (And I think that would be awesome, by the way.)

Anyway, I'm not quite sure what all's going to be in these posts—it'll probably change, topic-wise, from week to week—though I know that I'll include what I'm reading, what I got for the week, and, since I'm not really doing reviews, a short bit on what I thought about the books I read that week. There might be a bit about bookish news (like in this post), but not always, and there will definitely not be this huge intro every week.

As always, all covers/book title links lead to Goodreads.

Now on to the meme part of this post. (Under a cut, because it got kinda long.)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Exciting Book Stuff! #2

So two AMAZING bookish announcements happened yesterday, and I just about fainted from all the excitement (the fact the I read them within an hour of each other didn't help). (Okay, I didn't come close to fainting, but I was a little lightheaded from squeeeeing.) On to the news!

For the past couple weeks Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Clare, and Sarah Rees Brennan have tweeting about a secret they had. Well, yesterday their secret was FINALLY revealed on EW's Shelf Life. Cassie, along with Maureen and Sarah, will be writing The Bane Chronicles, an e-serialization about Magnus Bane from Cassie's The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Starting in February '13 one story a month will be released for ten months, and in 2014 all of the parts will be compiled into one print edition. Sarah talks more in-depth about it here.

Now that the important details are out of the way, I can get on with the fangirling. Magnus is my absolute favorite character ever, so I'm beyond excited that this is happening (like, he's my imaginary BFF, that's how much I love him).

Next, the reason I'm posting this today, and not yesterday when everything was announced. Hollywood Crush unveiled the cover for, and details of, Ally Carter's new novella "Double Crossed." The cover reveal's exclusivity ended at midnight, so here it is:

In "Double Crossed," when Macey McHenry (glamorous society girl or spy-in-training?) and W.W. Hale V (heir to an American dynasty or master thief?) meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they're at the center of a hostage situation, and it's up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey's spy skills and Hale's con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help?

YES, Ally is coming out with a Heist Society and Gallagher Girls crossover story! The ebook-only novella comes out on January 22, and takes place in between GG 5 & GG 6. Not sure where it takes place in Heist, but I'm assuming in between books 2 & 3.

I love the cover, I think it's a PERFECT combo of GG's cover design and Heist's cover design. Below are the covers of GG 1 and Heist 1, for comparison.