Friday, February 22, 2013

It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet? [7]

I skipped last week because I had family visiting and a book signing to go to, and I honestly forgot about this. Sorry.

"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.

(P.S. What do you think of my new little button ↑ ?)

I haven't gotten very far into it (like only 10 pages), but so far I'm liking it.

I still haven't finished this. And I probably will end up marking this DNF-For-Now.


As you'll see in "TBF Left Me Hanging," I just picked this up, and, knowing me, I'll get on another ContempRomance kick after Amy & Roger, so figured I might as well start this before I forget about it.

I still haven't read this, and I ended up *cringe* seeing the movie before reading the book.

Loved. It! Ugh, it was just so good, I don't even know what to say, other than Go. Read. Now.

This book. . .WOW. It was so amazing. I loved it just as much as Grave Mercy, which, while that's what I was hoping for, I didn't think it would happen, because I LOVE court intrigue, and this book focused more on Sybella's feelings than court politics.

(Books/Stuff that came in the mail.)
From Jessica P. via YA Book Exchange
Hidden by Sophie Jordan (ARC)
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (ARC)

From Barnes & Noble:
Mind Games by Kiersten White

(Books I bought.)
Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber
Sticky Fingers by Niki Burnham
Sovay by Celia Rees
Summer Boys by Hailey Abbott
Undeadly by Michele Vail
Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter (signed)
Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty

Not Pictured:
Hooked by Liz Fichera

I am so happy about find Dance with a Vampire! Awhile ago I started collecting old editions of books that got their cover changed, and with DwaV I only need to find a hardcover of Vampire Kisses (book 1) to complete my Vampire Kisses collection. Also, I found it when I went to Ally Carter's signing in Lansing (which is how Perfect Scoundrels got to be signed), and I must say, Ally. Is. AWESOME!

This week I've just did a title and link to the various Book News.


The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White cover reveal on Epic Reads

Divergent #3 by Veronica Roth release date reveal on Divergent Facebook

Teardrop by Lauren Kate cover reveal on Lauren's blog

Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer (NIGHTSHADE #4!!) cover reveal on Bookish

Resist by Sarah Crossan (Breathe #2) cover reveal on Sarah's Twitter

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner cover reveal on Pub(lishing) Crawl and various other blogs

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3) trailer reveal on EW's Shelf Life

Friday, February 8, 2013

It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet? [6]

Okay, this is going up later than usual, because the Book News section is really really really long and I didn't want to do it. (I know, bad me)


"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.

Uggh! This book!! Almost every page hits me right in the feels. And I LOVE it (most of the time)!

I started this a day before Unravel Me came out and I started that, so I'm not very far yet, but oh my goodness I so badly want Bosque to go away. (Also, I love the book so far.)

I just got an ARC, and I am using all the willpower I have to not start this while I'm in the middle of two other books. So. Hard.

I was kinda meh about this book until I saw the trailer for it (released Tuesday, and included in Book News), and now I'm like, MUST. READ. NOW.

I re-read this for yet another time, and loved it just as much as the first time around! I can't recommend it enough, it's so AMAZING.

(Books/Stuff that came in the mail.)
That's me, trying to look excited for the picture.
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (signed ARC)

Dark Triumph came from Robin herself, because I won a trivia contest she held on twitter. (And she's holding another DT contest on her blog, ends Saturday, so go enter!)

(Books I bought.)
Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber
Torn by Erica O'Rourke
Chime by Franny Billingsley
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress
Witch World by Christopher Pike

Not Pictured
Salvation by Anna Osterlund

So my local indie was closing one of their stores, and having a big sale to get rid of stock, so I picked up The Friday Society, Witch World, Chime, and Once in a Full Moon at that store. Then I went to another of their stores so I could get Unravel Me and City of a Thousand Dolls, and while I was there I, of course, browsed the used books section and found Torn (which I bought because Susan Dennard rec'd it, and I have the third book sitting on my shelf), and Princess Academy. Then I got Salvation two days later at B&N.

Prepare yourselves, this week brought a bucket and a half of book news. And I put it under a cut, because WOW this section made the post long. (←And it's even longer than when I said that last!)

Friday, February 1, 2013

It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet? [5]

"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.

Reading this for the 3rd time. I love this book soooo much, and it seems to get better every time I read it.

I started this on the plane last week, but after I got Gates of Paradise from Books of Wonder, I just put it aside.

Finally got the ARC I won, so I hope to start this soon.

I still need to read this, and I only have 2 weeks left. Gah!

O. M. G. This book was AMAZING! And I can't believe the series is over!! Uh, I'm tearing up just thinking about it. *sob* No more Blue Bloods!! (Well, there is a spin-off coming, but not for a while :( .)

I loved it! Just what I needed to get over the end of the series. The art is gorgeous, and it was adapted very well!

(Books/Stuff that came in the mail.)
Altered by Jennifer Rush (ARC)
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (signed)

Altered came from Christie at Teen Librarian Toolbox, and Born Wicked came from Robin Talley.

(Books I bought.)
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater (UK edition)
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater (UK edition)
Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Lust by Robin Wasserman (signed)
The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova (signed)
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Renegade by J. A. Souders
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Gates of Paradise by Melissa de la Cruz (signed)
Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel by Melissa de la Cruz, Robert Venditti, and Alina Urusov

A couple of the books came from Books of Wonder, a couple came from B&N, and the rest came from Strand.

There were so many cover reveals this week that if I listed them all here the "Book News" section would be longer than the rest of the post! So I decided to just recap all the cover reveals over in a "Exciting Book Stuff" post. You can find that post here.

Jodi Meadows revealed the trailer to her recently released Asunder, book 2 in the Newsoul trilogy. Check it out below.

Courtney Allison Moulton revealed the trailer to her recent release, Shadows in the SilenceAngelfire book 3.

Three new Unravel Me spoiler videos were unveiled, "Infomercial," "Household Products," and "I Wrote a Song for You." HuffPost Books posted "Household Products," as well an interview with Tahereh Mafi. posted "I Wrote a Song for You." The videos are below, and remember they are SPOILER vids, so watch at your own risk.

That's everything. See y'all next week!

Exciting Book Stuff!: Cover Reveal Edition

Usually I include cover reveals in my "It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet?" post, but this past week brought a boatload of new covers that would have made IF! HYTIABY? very long (and I don't even think I got all of them!).  I also didn't want to keep sticking "read more" cuts in, so here ya go. (And when you're done, check out this week's IF! HYTIABY? for more bookish news, my current/past/future reads, and my book haul!)

The cover of Rebel Spring (out December 3 from Razorbill) popped up on Goodreads this week. As far as I can tell, it just appeared, not even the author knew it was there. Below is the lovely cover and its synopsis, though beware of SPOILERS as this is the second book.

Auranos has been conquered and the three kingdoms — Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia — are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But alluring, dangerous magic still beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world...

CLEO is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as the evil King Gaius lies to her people 

MAGNUS stands to eventually inherit the new kingdom but is still obsessed with his feelings for his adopted sister Lucia 

LUCIA is haunted by the outcome of the breathtaking display of magic that allowed her father to capture the kingdoms 

JONAS watches at the palace gates, a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius 

When Gaius announces that a road is to be built into the Forbidden Mountains, formally linking all of Mytica together, he sets off a chain of events that will forever change the face of this land. Because Gaius is not just burrowing into a pile of rock. He’s tunneling directly into the Watchers’ Sanctuary. And his actions will have cosmic consequences.

Series covers:

Mundie Moms revealed the cover to Robin Wasserman's upcoming The Waking Dark. MM also has an interview, and a giveaway for a hard to get ARC of The Waking Dark. The book releases Sept. 10, 2013 from Knopf BfYR.

They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand . . . except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn't even know why she killed—or whether she'll do it again.

Something is waking in the sleepy town of Oleander's, Kansas—something dark and hungry that lives in the flat earth and the open sky, in the vengeful hearts of upstanding citizens. As the town begins its descent into blood and madness, five survivors of the killing day are the only ones who can stop Oleander from destroying itself. Jule, the outsider at war with the world; West, the golden boy at war with himself; Daniel, desperate for a different life; Cass, who's not sure she deserves a life at all; and Ellie, who believes in sacrifice, fate, and in evil. Ellie, who always goes too far. They have nothing in common. They have nothing left to lose. And they have no way out. Which means they have no choice but to stand and fight, to face the darkness in their town—and in themselves.

Malindo Lo revealed the cover and synopsis to the next book in her Adaption series, Inheritance. It's the second book in the series (so beware of a SPOILERY synopsis), and releases Sept. 18, 2013 from Little, Brown BfYR.

The triangular spaceship hovered motionless in the sky above Reese Holloway’s house, as inscrutable as a black hole. It had seemed like a good idea when they were inside: to tell the truth about what happened to them at Area 51. It didn’t seem like such a good idea now.

Reese and David are not normal teens—not since they were adapted with alien DNA by the Imria, an extraterrestrial race that has been secretly visiting Earth for decades. Now everyone is trying to get to them: the government, the Imria, and a mysterious corporation that would do anything for the upper hand against the aliens.

Beyond the web of conspiracies, Reese can’t reconcile her love for David with her feelings for her ex-girlfriend Amber, an Imrian. But her choice between two worlds will play a critical role in determining the future of humanity, the Imria’s place in it, and the inheritance she and David will bring to the universe.

In this gripping sequel to Adaptation, Malinda Lo brings a thoughtful exploration of adolescence, sexuality, and “the other” to a science fiction thriller that is impossible to put down.

Series covers:

Chapter by Chapter, and multiple others, revealed the cover to the final book in Kristi Cook's Winterhaven trilogy, Eternal. There is no publication date yet, but if you click the link up there ↑ you can enter a giveaway for a signed copy of book 1, Haven. As always, beware of SPOILERS in the synopsis below.


In the final book of the Winterhaven trilogy, Violet McKenna and her friends find themselves right in the middle of a vampire war. The stakes have been raised, the danger unavoidable now. As the Warriors’ senior year draws to a close, not everyone makes it out alive. Who will be left standing at the end of it all? Will Aidan be a part of Violet’s future, or is he just a specter of the past?

Series covers:

Tim Pratt tweeted the cover to the anthology he edited with Melissa Marr, Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales. There doesn't appear to be a release date or synopsis yet, so I leave you with just the lovely cover, and the table of contents.

—That the Machine May Progress Eternally by Carrie Ryan
—Losing Her Divinity by Garth Nix
—The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
—The Cold Corner by Tim Pratt
—Millcara by Holly Black
—When First We Were Gods by Rick Yancey
—Sirocco by Margaret Stohl
—Awakened by Melissa Marr
—New Chicago by Kelley Armstrong
—The Soul Collector by Kami Garcia
—Without Faith, Without Law, Without Joy by Saladin Ahmed
—Uncaged by Gene Wolfe
with Illustrations by Charles Vess

Harlequin TEEN revealed on Facebook the cover the Consume by Melissa Darnell, the third and final book in The Clann series. Not much of a synopsis yet, but they did say it was to be published in Sept. 2013.

Savannah and Tristan have survived the dangers sent their way, but as the Clann and vampire council stand on the brink of war, an ancient and powerful threat stirs and everything could be lost.

Series covers:

Gail Carriger revealed the cover to Curtsies & Conspiracies, the second book in her Finishing School series (the first of which, Etiquette & Espionage, is to be published this upcoming Tuesday). No synopsis yet, and the author is guessing a release date of Nov. 2013.

Series covers:

Jackson Pearce revealed the cover to her next fairytale retelling, Cold Spell. No official release date yet, but we know November 2013. Here's the GORGEOUS (I think it's my favorite of the bunch!) cover, and synopsis:

Kai and Ginny grew up together–best friends since they could toddle around their building’s rooftop rose garden. Now they’re seventeen, and their relationship has developed into something sweeter, complete with stolen kisses and plans to someday run away together.

But one night, Kai disappears with a mysterious stranger named Mora–a beautiful girl with a dark past and a heart of ice. Refusing to be cast aside, Ginny goes after them and is thrust into a world she never imagined, one filled with monsters and thieves and the idea that love is not enough.

If Ginny and Kai survive the journey, will she still be the girl he
loved–and moreover, will she still be the girl who loved him?

Jackson Pearce, author of the acclaimed SISTERS RED and FATHOMLESS, has returned with a unique vision of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” one about power and redemption, failure and hope, and the true meaning of strength.

Series covers:

The cover for Eternity by Elizabeth Miles, the third book in The Fury Trilogy, popped up on my pinterest a couple days ago, and as far as I can tell, there was no official reveal for it. There are also no details about it yet, so here's just the cover:

Series covers:

Annnnnd DONE. Nine covers in all—now can you see why I chose to recap them separately?