Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#52) Black Ice

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine
It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:

Black Ice

by Becca Fitzpatrick

Release date:
October 7th, 2014


Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late. 

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage. 

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target. 

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally? 

BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…


I can't wait for this next Becca Fitzpatrick novel, it sounds so damn amazing, plus that cover is simply gorgeous. Black Ice looks like the best kind of thriller, so excited for this one!

What are you waiting on this week?

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Cover Reveal: Parallel Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller

Parallel Triangles

by Kimberly Ann Miller

Release date: April 28th, 2015 - by Spencer Hill Press

Book Blurb:

How does a cruise change your life?
By sailing through the Bermuda Triangle.
Carly Carmichael has one goal in life--to perform on Broadway. She refuses to have a Plan B because she's never needed one--until now. When Carly's parents send her on a cruise as a graduation present, she takes her best friend and their boyfriends along with her. Once the ship sails into the Bermuda Triangle, Carly finds herself unable to sing or walk, much less preform. And things just go downhill from there. Hoping for help from the ship's doctor, she ends up with more questions than answers about the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle and why her life is now unrecognizable. If Carly can't get her real life back on track, she may end up spending the next sixty years trapped in a life the Triangle chooses for her. 

Author Bio:
Kimberly Ann Miller received Bachelor's degrees from Georgian Court University and Rutgers University and a Master's degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She’s an avid reader and particularly enjoys true crime and young adult novels. She grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Monmouth County with her husband and three cats. When she's not writing, she loves to travel to sunny islands where she snorkels by day and stargazes by night. She always takes her Nook.


I absolutely CANNOT wait to read Parallel Triangles, I read Triangles (that novel that this book will be a companion to) and I loved it, so this one is definitely a must read!

*You can read my 5 star review of Triangles here

The cover of Triangles and Parallel Triangles together: 

Both totally gorgeous don't you think?!

Waiting on Wednesday (#51) The Young Elites

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine
It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:

The Young Elites

(The Young Elites #1)
by Marie Lu

Release date:
October 7th, 2014


I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.


I loved Legend by Marie Lu and the premise for this one is so interesting that I'll definitely be checking it out!

What are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Blogging Confessions

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme is all about list-making, with a new topic each week.

This weeks Topic:
Top Ten Blogging Confessions

1. I will probably never read "classics" like Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities, etc. The sound of these books does not entice me to read them even a tiny bit. I was meant to read Wuthering Heights last year for school, but couldn't stand the characters (Catherine is the BIGGEST brat), and I ended up reading only the first and last 3 chapters and just paid extra attention to class discussions of the book as a means of learning about it enough to write essays on it. 

2. I always place too many books on hold at the library.

3. I buy more books than I read - sad but true, I'm trying to fix this.

4. I get really hyped up about new book, whether they are by a favourite author or the latest in a series, I get beyond excited for them, but if I haven't read that series or other books by that author recently, I tend not to read them for ages even though I really want to. Also, I am somewhat (ok, more than "somewhat") paranoid about what will happen with a sequel or whether I'll like it.

5. Since i started blogging, I DNF more books, am more picky about what I read - I think this is because I've been exposed to more genres and writing styles so I have a better grasp of what good writing is and what contributes to a good story, as well as what works for me personally.

6. I'm not a huge fan of lending out my books, I'm more than a little OCD about keeping my books in perfect condition (I'm not as fussed if I bought the book second-hand and it's old or a tiny bit damaged) and have lent out books before only to have them returned in less than perfect condition - bent pages, bent of creased cover and spine and it drives me crazy.

7. I somewhat shy away from books that are very much hyped up by everyone, as I have found on more than one occasion that my opinion vastly differs.

8. Spoilers are incredibly off-putting to me, if I stumble across a spoiler for a book I want to read or am told of the spoiler, it makes me very reluctant to read that novel, and I outright hate it when people completely disregard the fact that I am planning on reading a book that they have already read (and they know this for a fact) yet competely disregard this and purposely tell me something that happens - I find it to be extremely inconsiderate and it really pisses me off.

9. I don't mind having books suggested to me to read, but if someone really pushes a book in my face, it makes me less inclined to pick it up, as I like to get to books in my own time and to make my own choices on what to read next, rather than feeling pressured.

10. I disagree with this: people saying that they are more of a fan of a book/series/author than I am (or anyone else is) simply because they have either read the book more times or read it first - neither reading a book earlier or more times means that someone is more of a fan, anyone can discover a book at any time, or read a book only once or twice, and still enjoy it as much as the next person - it shouldn't be a competition.