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Friday, March 1, 2013

NYMBC Event - Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, & Cynthia Hand!!

YOU GUYZZ!!! Look at this freakin amazing event!! Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows are all coming to Books Inc. in Mountain View and it is going to be AMAZING!!!! I've been dying to get Jodi Meadows out here, and the last time Brodi Ashton and Cynthia Hand came out to the Bay I was working >_< 

Event Details:
- Saturday, March 16th at 5PM
- Books Inc. Mountain View
- RSVP to the Facebook event! to see who else is coming and for more information :) 

Featured authors:
Brodi Ashton (Everneath)
Cynthia Hand (Unearthly)
Jodi Meadows (Incarnate)

If you can't make the event but you still want to get signed copies of the author's books, all you need to do is call the store - 650.485.1234 - by at least an hour before the event, and you'll be able to order signed books, personalized to you, and have them shipped! It's that easy!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Expected Publication Date: January 24th, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Page Count: 384 pages
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
My Rating:
Pre-order from Amazon:
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and no monetary goods were exchanged*
From Goodreads: Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

Upon first inspection of this book, I really thought it was going to be an awesome read. I absolutely love the cover, the faceless girl in the flowing red dress is pretty enchanting, but somehow it just didn't measure up to my expectations. I really didn't connect with the characters at all and the story seemed somewhat jumbled and confusing. It was definitely a quick read (it took me about 3 hours to get through) and I'm looking forward to reading the next one because I really want to know what happens, but I just didn't love it like I wanted to.

The characters were pretty bland in my opinion. Nikki is basically a mess, returned from the Everneath for 6 months to carry out some unfinished business with her family and boyfriend Jack. Cole was pretty awesome, he has that bad boy spirit I love so much, but he's obviously not a good guy. However, I was definitely rooting for him more than once. Jack is alright, he's a sweet guy and he obviously loves Nikki, but their relationship just seemed kind of off to me.

The story itself was kind of mismanaged and confusing. Nikki spends 100 years in the Everneath (which is only 6 months in the real world) and then she comes back for 6 months. This is where I started getting confused because I have no idea why she had to come back. Also, the story is written alternating between before she went into the Everneath and after her return to the surface. It gets kind of annoying, constantly switching between the past and the present, and I just became really overwhelmed at one point and had to put the book down. Some other things didn't make sense to me either, but I'll let that go for now.

Overall, I wasn't too impressed with Everneath although the ending definitely has me wanting to read the next one. I liked it enough to keep reading, and it was a good enough read. I probably wouldn't recommend it to many of my friends, but if you're a mythology or paranormal lover than you might like this one. I wasn't wow'd by it, but I'm glad I read it nonetheless.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Teaser Tuesday [14] & Top Ten Tuesday [2]

 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week's teaser is from... Masquerade by Cambria Hebert
"He waited until I was in the house with the door closed and locked before he left. Once upstairs I did my nightly routine, pausing in front of a mirror before getting in bed. I stared hard at the jagged scars on the side of my face. Scars that could have been made by an animal... I searched every corner of my mind for a memory from that night, even a brief one. There was nothing" (85)

*This quote is from an uncorrected proof. Quotations in the final copy may differ*


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books On My TBR List for Winter
I don't even know where to start with this one.... 

1. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake: I've had this book sitting on my shelf for awhile now, so I'm really looking forward to reading it and finding out why it's so awesome!
2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Everyone has read this book, so it's time I did too!
3. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: Same goes for Lola, seriously, why haven't I read these books??
4. The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1) by James Dashner: My best friend is almost done with the trilogy and she needs someone to talk about them with, so I definitely have to read the first two at least!
5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: Audris just sent me this one, and I've only heard good things!! I'm definitely excited :)
6. Shade (Shade, Book 1) by Jeri Smith-Ready: Liza sent me this one awhile ago, and I feel bad for not reading it sooner.. it definitely sounds like it's going to be awesome!
7. You Are So Undead to Me (Megan Berry, Book 1) by Stacey Jay: I just bought this one, but everyone says it's really good! It's pretty short, so I'll try to get it read on a quiet rainy day.
8. Everneath by Brodi Ashton: Well, I need to write up my review before January, and I am SO EXCITED to read this one :) Need I say more?
9. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver: I can't wait any longer to dive into this one. I need to read it. Now.
10. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: Since I finally have an ereader I can fully enjoy this book!! Definitely starting it soon :)

What's on your list this week? Leave some links!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

In My Mailbox [12]

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at the Story Siren where you can learn about all the awesome new books I've picked up this week!

This was by far my best week since I've started blogging. I only got a few things, but what I got was A-MAZING. Here we go:

(These were both for signings so they don't count against my Reward Challenge!)
A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young
Crossed by Ally Condie
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For Review
Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Big thank you to HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray!)
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Thanks to HarperCollins and Netgalley!)
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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Thanks to a Sash and Em Twitter giveaway!)
My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody (Thanks to Sarah from Inklings Reads!)


That's it! What did you get this week? Make sure to leave a link to your IMM post!


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