Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Untraceable is Releasing Today!

Everyone leaves a mark. What if yours could be erased? 

Untraceable is a new teen wilderness thriller with a missing father, a kickbutt heroine, and of course - two hot boys.

16 year old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival. 

When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him. 

One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father. 

Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.

Happy Book Birthday to Untraceable! :D

This book is releasing today and is currently on sale!

* To buy in paperback - The paperback has been reduced to $8.99 (from $9.99) and can be purchased here.
* To buy the Kindle ebook - The ebook has been reduced to $2.99 (from $3.99) and can be purchased here.
* Other ebook Formats (including ePUB (for Nook), iBooks, Sony and more) - go here to choose the best format for your ereader. 

Go pick it up? It sounds really cool! :)

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Steampunk Chronicles #1- The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross: Review

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one except the "thing" inside her. 
When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch... 
Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits. Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret. 
Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help-and finally be a part of something, finally fit in. 
But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on, even if it seems no one believes her.
The Girl in the Steel Corset is not my average book. Based on the summary, it's clearly complicated and not one of those shallow reads with the over-used plot. I finally was able to read this after it being on the pile for a looong time.

The Bad:
The predictable ending. This is the only flaw in the book I could find. I could easily guess who the Machinist was, and the mystery surrounding Queen Victoria was a tad bit predictable. But then again, maybe that's just me. The other stuff though keep you guessing til the end.

The Good:
The characters. Kady Cross created a truly unforgetable cast. From Finley, the mysterious girl with two personalities, to Griffin King, the orphaned duke with his own secret powers, to Emily, the sweet but amazingly brilliant girl who has a way with machines... I loved them all. Mysterious powers, flaws, strengths, and all.

The Awesome:
The plot. I love love LOVE the plot of this book. If Victorian England was anything like how it was shown in the book, then I would have loved to live in it. Kady Cross brilliantly created an England that is advanced in technology, and even mixed paranormal elements into the story. Not only that, there was romance, mystery, and TONS of action as well. This is truly a one-of-a-kind book.

The ending. The last chapter was perfect. It wasn't a cliffhanger, thank God. However, it left me wanting more. It left just enough mystery so that you would want to read the sequel. So in a way, it had a cliffhanger ending, but not an extreme cliffie. Which is good.

The rating:
I guess that just by reading my review, you already know I'm giving it 5 out of 5 stars. This book seriously made me love the Steampunk genre all the more. I mean, this had everything! Awesome heroine? Check. Crushworthy guy? Check. Action? Adventure? Mystery? Romance? Check, check, check, and check. This was by far the most unique book I've ever read. It doesn't matter what genre you like, this book has everything, so go read it now!

Oh, but before you do- and I strongly suggest you do- read its prequel novella first, the Strange Case of Finley Jayne.

Finley Jayne knows she's not 'normal'. Normal girls don't lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined…
It helps you appreciate Finley more and gives you a nice peek on as to what to expect. It's a short read, but really fun. I totally loved it, but compared to the amazingness of The Girl in the Steel Corset? It doesn't hold a candle.

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief


I obviously loved this book. Did you as well? Are there any other reads like this, or is this really a one of a kind book? Let me know!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Never to Sleep by Rachel Vincent

Don't Close Your Eyes. 
Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin's strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she's put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then, Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep...forever. 
Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family...?
Oh my gosh. I am so so so excited. Rachel Vincent is one of my favorite authors EVER, and I really really want this so badly! I mean, look at that cover! It's eerie, creepy, and absolutely beautiful! Plus that summary... I never would have guessed that Sophie would be the narrator! But still... I NEED THIS NOW!


Anyway, there's another novella from months back. Heard of it?

This book is really, really good, narrated by Tod himself! Go read it before reading Never to Sleep! :D

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

Excited as I am? Let me know!

Paranormal Turkey Tour- WIN UP TO $200!

Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Nothing says the holidays like sitting around a fully decked out dining room table with mouthwatering temptations waiting to be gobbled up. Everyone waits anxiously for the big reveal… the turkey!

Lovingly prepared since early that morning, the turkey is brought out in a covered, silver serving platter. Aunt Edith smacks little Tommy's hand as he attempts to steal a candied yam dripping with marshmallow. The collective breath is held as the silver cover is removed… revealing… a zombie turkey!

What—what? That's right folks, this year, we are celebrating this American holiday paranormal style. And what says paranormal holiday better than a walking, talking zombie turkey?

This zombie turkey brings you important tidings of great prizes that shall be for all people… who participate and win of course.

November 25-27 you could win up to $200 in prizes!

Three days. Four YA paranormal books. Five chances to win!

And who are these crazy paranormal authors? Check them out. It's like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Thanksgiving style!

Emlyn Chand, author of Farsighted

"Psychic or not, you'll never see the end for this one coming! Emlyn Chand is pioneering 'the next big thing' for YA." ~ Emily Reese, author of Second Death

Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t. When his unwanted visions of the future begin to suggest that the girl he likes could be in danger, he has no choice but to take on destiny and demand it reconsider.

Monster Mash: Emlyn says… I. AM. WEREWOLF! And why's that you ask? First off, my name (Chand) literally means moon in Sanskrit. Next, werewolves are super cool--we can blend in with common folk, and then out of nowhere, kapow! I'm a werewolf, and I sure am hungry. Lastly, Team Jacob 100%. Now excuse me while I cock back my head and howl at my namesake.

Patti Larsen, author of Family Magic

"Patti Larsen is truly gifted because I read Family Magic cover to cover and I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment!" ~ from Goodreads review

Sixteen-year-old Sydlynn Hayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord, but she just wants to be ordinary. When her coven comes under attack, Syd must face the fact only her power can save her family's magic.

Monster Mash: Patti says… I am a witch. Naturally. I weave spells with my words, cast incantations from my keyboard, mix up the very best potions in my cauldron of documents. You want to stay on my good side. Trust me. Unless you enjoy waking up as something... unnatural.

Kimberly Kinrade, author of Forbidden Mind

"Forbidden Mind is a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment." ~Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews

Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers. An evil organization with deep secrets. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets a boy who controls minds, she discovers her future isn't what she thought. Together they must escape and free the others… or risk losing everything—and everyone—they love.

Monster Mash: Kimberly says… I may look like a demon, but I'm actually a succubus. Enchanting and seductive, I weave stories that will fuel your passions and make you fall in love. But be warned… once you fall under the spell of my words, your world will never be the same.

John Corwin, author of The Next Thing I Knew

Corwin does a phenomenal job of including humor throughout this novel. This book was like . . . Ghost (the movie) meets The Host (by Stephanie Meyer) meets MIB (Men In Black the movie). ~Maryann, Chapter by Chapter

The afterlife is the last thing on Lucy’s mind until she and every other human on the planet drop dead and find themselves in the hereafter. Lucy drags her social life back from the grave and enlists her friends to figure out the rules of the afterlife and, more importantly, to discover who or what killed everyone and why anyone would do such a mean thing.

Monster Mash: John says… I am a ninja. After all, vampires are simply ninjas with fangs. They can hide in plain sight, right in your living room. Jump out and scare the wits out of you. Drop a smoke bomb and poof! All you’re left with is stinky smoke in your house and soiled underclothes.

Okay, for the moment you've all been waiting for...

The Prizes!

Four $25 Book Entries: For each of the four books in the contest, you can enter to win $25 (up to $100 in giveaways!) Simply buy a copy of the book (each is priced at just 99 cents for this special promotion) and email the proof of purchase for that book OR submit the first sentence of the fifth chapter for that book to ParanormalTurkey@gmail.com. Winners will be chosen randomly. Each person can submit one entry per book. Here are the links for each book:
And... if you buy all FOUR books, you are entered to win the Grand Prize!

The Grand Prize

One randomly selected reader who enters to win all four book prizes (Family Magic, Farsighted, Forbidden Mind and The Next Thing I Knew) will win the grand prize of $100.

So go on now and pick up a copy of these fantastic paranormal reads before the zombie turkey eats you!

What? Still around? Then enjoy these fun book trailers and Paranormal Turkey Tour trailer. (Then go buy the books.)

  • All winners will be chosen randomly using random.org.
  • Amazon links are provided, but books purchased through any online vendor will qualify with proof of purchase.

Help Me Win?

So it's me here now. 

Okay, so aside from these giveaways, there's another one going on for the bloggers participating in this tour. The post which gets the most comments will win $50! So please leave a comment below and help me win! :) To encourage you guys, here's a bribe: If I do win, I'll share the prize with you guys. How does that sound? One winner will get to pick a book of her/his choice. Your comment will be your entry to the giveaway. But then again, that's only if I win. Deal? :D

That's it! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :) 

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief


Whatcha waiting for? Leave a comment! ;) I know you want a giveaway!

Monday, November 21, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

So, it's my very first time in participating in The Story Siren's weekly meme, In My Mailbox. Basically, you just share with us what books and other goodies you got! So....

Here are the stuff I won from Mundie Moms for participating in the Clockwork Angel Read-Along! I'm so excited to read Clockwork Angel again- as well as Magnus' Vow! Not only that, Katie also surprised me by adding some awesome swag! Epic, right? :) I was sooo happy, especially since I found out some were even signed! Thanks mommy! ;)

And, I also bought a copy of Cate Tiernan's Balefire! So excited to read it! I liked her Sweep series, so I'm definitely gonna read this soon. Plus the cover is absolutely gorgeous, don't you think? :D And of course, I love any book about magic!

So that's all I got this week. Hopefully next time, I'll get more books! ;)

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief


So what did you get this week? Leave a link so I can check your out as well!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shade by Jeri-Smith Ready: Review

Yup, three different versions of the cover for your viewing pleasure. :)
Love ties them together. Death can't tear them apart.
Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.
Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.
Well, sort of.
Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.
It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.
As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart...and clues to the secret of the Shift.

Yes, I am ashamed to say that I just recently read Shade by Jeri-Smith Ready. I wasn't gonna, but so many factors pushed it up the TBR pile. First, during the Crush Tourney, Shade was buzzed about, and Zach was able to beat Tod. Plus, I heard so many good things about it. And a few weeks ago, I joined an author chat held by Mundie Moms that was a part of the Crossroads Blog Tour, and Jeri actually talked to me! It was so cool being able to chat with so many amazing authors. (Including the awesome Rachel Vincent! I was soo happy!) Jeri was really nice, so it just made me want to read her book more.

And I've decided on a new way of reviewing. It will be broken down into four parts, like what I've done below. Let me know whether you guys like it. So enough of me blathering, and on the the review.

The Bad:
The pace. I understand that Shade is a love story. I usually avoid these, since I'm not a fan of stories which are purely about romance, but the ghost aspect made me read it. However, the pace was a bit slow. I couldn't see the point of the story at first, and felt that it was a bit dragging. However, just bear with it, since it quickly picks up later on.

The Good: 
The plot. Beneath it all, the concept was totally unique. The idea that everyone after the Shift can see ghosts? Cool. The whole ghosts-turn-to-Shades when they get mad? Epic. Plus the love triangle between the ghost of the dead boyfriend and the new sexy Scottish student? Loved it. Jeri-Smith Ready gives us a fresh new take on paranormal romance.

The mystery. Luckily, there's a bit of mystery involved. What's up with Aura's mom? And what's the deal with her being the First and Zach being the Last? How is Aura able to turn Shades back to ghosts? How is Zach able to ward off ghosts? These questions left me hanging, wanting to read more.

The Awesome:
The ending. Okay, the ending was epic. It made up for whatever flaws the story had. It was heartbreaking and painful to read. I could feel Aura's pain when Logan turned shade. The part where Logan said "Don't wait for me!"? I got goosebumps. I devoured the last few pages, needing to know how it ended.

The love triangle. Yes, I hate love triangles. But I can't help but take sides in this one. Team Kilt, in favor of the sexy Scot Zachary Moore? Or Team Logan, the talented rocker ghost? Personally, I'm Team Kilt. Logan was too whiny and irresponsible for me. Zach though, was there for Aura through it all. But during the last few pages, I somehow connected more with Logan and I felt really sorry for him. Who knows, I might change sides after reading Shift.

The Rating: 
So overall, I loved it. I was able to look past whatever I didn't like about it, and I loved the world Jeri created, the mystery surrounding it, and the unforgettable cast she made. I'm giving Shade 4 out of 5 stars. This book is for those who love love triangles and choosing sides. And if you like a little mystery and a good heart-wrenching story, then pick this book up now!

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

PS- I totally dissected the book, don't you think? :P


So did you love Shade? Which cover was your favorite? Leave your thoughts below!

Join Kimberly Derting's Launch Party!

Kimberly Derting, the totally awesome author of The Pledge (which is next on my TBR list!), is having an epic launch party!

Interested? I know you are! :D It's on Sunday, November 20th at noon at the Barnes and Noble in Federal Way, WA.

Click here for more information!

I so wish I could attend, but seeing as how I'm on the other side of the globe, looks like there's no chance of that happening. :( Bring me some goodies? ;)

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (11/16/11): Destined by Jessie Harrell

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Well, I'm back again with my WoW! This is seriously tough- I mean, picking just one book out of thousands and thousands of great ones? Not easy, I tell you. Anyway, here's my pick of the week:

When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear. 
As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined. 
Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.

Doesn't it sound great? I'm a huge fan of Greek mythology, plus the cover is gorgeous, so bonus points for that. :) I'm sooo excited- this comes out tomorrow! Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

What was your WoW? Leave a link so I can drop by!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hunger Games Official Trailer

I'm a huge Hunger Games fan. I absolutely adore dystopian, and the Hunger Games is one of the best books I've ever read. So of course, the movie has definitely gotten my all hyped up. Plus, the trailer was just released this morning! And of course, I just had to share it with you guys! Personally, I'm not a fan of the cast picked, but I'm slowly accepting the guy playing Gale and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss. But Peeta's? Nope. Nuh-uh. He must be freaking amazing, or I'm gonna sic Katniss on him. ;)


So? Excited as I am? Any reations? I know I can't wait for March 23! :D

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini: Review

How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.
You guys probably know that like all bloggers, I write reviews for free- mainly because I simply want to share my thoughts on the book I read. For this case however... Well, I have an ulterior motive. :) Josephine Angelini is giving away an ARC of Dreamless, and all you have to do in order to be entered in the contest is to post a review somewhere. So here I am, writing this. Now, I read Starcrossed months ago- so I don't really remember the details that much. Plus, it was before my pre-blogging days, so no review for that.

Anyway, where do I start? I remembered loving Starcrossed. There were so many things that drew me in. The cover is completely gorgeous, so bonus points for that. That's what made me obsessed with reading the book as soon as I could in spite of my huge TBR pile. Of course, Dreamless' cover is just as amazing. Here's both book covers side by side:

Okay, so enough with the eye candy and on to the plot. Starcrossed was pretty good. I love all mythology, especially Greek. And of course, the whole Helen of Troy was a totally unique plot twist. I devoured the book quickly- and that was a pretty thick book!

One of the things I love about Starcrossed was that there wasn't insta-love like in many other YA books- I actually loved the fact that Helen wanted to kill Lucas at first! I wanted them together, but then there's the whole forbidden love thing... Well, I found it a bit annoying, since I'm not a fan of those, but thank God that there was no love triangle.

True, Starcrossed did remind me a bit of Twilight... But it's way cooler that Twilight. And I had a love-hate relationship with Helen's mom, but hopefully things will get patched up in Dreamless. I have high hopes for that book, and hopefully it will surpass Starcrossed.

Starcrossed was a quick fun read, but it didn't really create an impact on me. Yes, I enjoyed it, but it was a tad forgettable. Right now, I've forgotten what the Scions, Outcasts, and Rogues are. Plus there was a huge character list- so I pretty got confused with the HUGE Delos clan. But aside from that, I didn't find anything wrong with the book.

Overall, I give the book 4 out of 5 stars. I'd give it 5, but I'm going through a phase wherein I only love books that are about survival. But in a way, Helen was fighting for her life, so it was pretty good. I recommend it to fans of Greek mythology, and those who love a good forbidden romance. And if you also love characters with kick-ass super powers, then this book is for you.

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief


Have you also read Starcrossed? If so, what were your thoughts on it? Do you love the covers as much as I do? Let me know!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays (11/8/11): Books That Were Outside Of My Comfort Zone

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join. Just link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists!

Here's this week topic:

Top Ten Books That I Read That Were Outside Of My Comfort Zone

This looks hard. To be honest, I don't think they will reach ten, so I shall cheat. (In a way...)

10. Saving My First Kiss by Lisa Velthouse
Now, I don't read inspirational books, but I had to read this for school. Needless to say, I didn't like it. I would have been much happier with a paranormal book. 

9. Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris
Yet another inspirational book. Which I, once again, did not enjoy. I like action, suspense, mystery, or anything paranormal in my books. This had none of these.
I guess others would like this, but this is not my genre.

8-3. Seven Deadly Sins Series by Robin Wasserman

Told you I cheated. Now, since I haven't read Lust yet, then this counts as six books. :P I don't like books about high school drama, but since I read something about a death, then I picked it up. The series is actually okay, if you like contemporary books.

2. The Seven Kingdoms #2- Fire by Kristin Cashore 
I never read those fantasy books set in another world. The names of people and places freak me out. But the cover is amazing, right? However, I'm so happy friend forced me to read this. Fire was a decent read, with the only problem being Fire. But then, that's just because the first book in the series raised my expectations really high up.

1. The Seven Kingdoms #1- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
I love the cover. So much. Katsa is one of my favorite kick-ass heroines ever! The story was totally unique, too! Imagine a world where Gracelings- people whose eye colors are different, and are graced with a power- are shunned and feared. But it's Katsa's Grace that I loved. Seriously, this book has adventure, romance, suspense... Just look at the cover! It tells it all.

So did you recognize any books from my list? What was your TTT? Leave a link and I'll drop by! :) 

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dazzling Read's Amazing Giveaway

A giveaway post. Hmm... I don't usually do this, but in this case, I want to win. Badly. Look at the choices! Shatter Me, The Pledge, The Scorpio Races, Dearly Departed, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Daughter of Smoke and Bone... These are some of the books on my top wishlist! And normally, I don't do those additional entries, because those annoy me, but in this case, I'll make an exception. ;)

*sigh* The things I do for books...

Click on the pic to be redirected to the original post. Good luck! :)

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

The Book I'm Most Thankful for...

Books are a huge part of my life. Yup, there's no denying that life without books would be boring! And, Beth Revis, the author of Across the Universe, is having this amazing giveaway in thanks of good books. (Click the pic above to be redirected to the post.) So basically, you pick one book you're thankful for, and explain why. 

Most of the other participants probably picked some of the most buzzed about YA books of this year, or even old favorites! Harry Potter, Twilight, The Mortal Instruments, The Hunger Games... But mine is totally unique. And so I present to you.....

Yes, I am thankful for a Nancy Drew book. Because this book started it all. This was the very first novel I had read and loved. What started as one book became two, then three, then a stack of books. Then I started collecting the series. Then I had my first bookshelf, then my second... Then I moved on to the Hardy Boys. Then to other children's books. (I was around 8 at that time, I think.) I moved on to YA about three years after, and that's when my bookshelves became really packed...

... and I am now the proud owner of four bookshelves! :D (I still have about 2 unassembled ones!) So yeah, I'm thankful for the Clue of the Broken Locket, because if it weren't for that book, I wouldn't be here right now. I wouldn't be reading books for fun, and I wouldn't be blogging. And that thought scares me.

So enough about me. What book are you most thankful for?

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (11/2/11)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

So this is the third meme I'm trying out. Still trying to decide which one to stick with. Anyway, here's my pick:

Gone #5- Fear by Michael Grant
This is a blood-pumping, white-knuckle sci-fi thriller of epic proportions. Night is falling in the FAYZ. Even though it's been nearly a year since everyone over the age of fifteen disappeared, the sun has continued to shine on the kids of Perdido Beach. Now, though, the gaiaphage has blotted out the sun and plunged the FAYZ into perpetual gloom. Divided and dispirited, the survivors face their greatest enemy yet - the darkness of their own minds...

I'm so excited for this. Plague ended up with such a cliffhanger; I can't wait to read this book! I want this now so badly. You have no idea... Plus that cover! It's my favorite so far in the series! :)

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief


So what was your WOW? Leave a link and I'll drop by! :)

Top Ten Tuesdays (11/1/11): Books I had Strong Emotion Over

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join. Just link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists!

Well, here's another meme I'm willing to give a shot. Rachel @ Fiktshun said that this feauture is really fun and is a great way to interact with other bloggers, so why not? :) This week's topic:

Top Ten Books I Had Strong Emotions Over

 10. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Okay, so this is probably the only contemporary book I've read- and even enjoyed. I wouldn't exactly say that it made me cry or anything- more of disturbed. The idea that a teen girl about my age killing herself because of little stuff happening in life which she couldn't handle...
This was an eye opener.

9. The Mediator #6- Heaven Sent by Meg Cabot
Jesse. *swoon*
Quick little fact: Jesse de Silva, the sexy Latino ghost in tbe Mediator, was the first ever fictional crush of mine. And he can kick Edward Cullen's ass anytime.

Anyway... I loved this book. I think I first read the series 5 years ago, but I still can't get enough of it. In fact, I reread the entire series last month in spite of my really large TBR pile. But yeah, the last book was soo good, and the whole time, I kept wishing for Suze and Jesse's happy ending. This is one old series, but I definitely recommend it! I definitely fell in love with this book, and this will remain one of my all time favorites.

8. Fearless FBI #4- Naked Eye by Francine Pascal 
Its been about 3 years since I read this, but yeah, the ending sucker punched me. If you've read this, then you'll see what I'm talking about. I remember going shell shocked at what I read, and going through denial. Ugh. Francine Pascal, I was not happy with that ending. 

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
t's the end of the amazing series. Beloved characters from the very start die. How can this book not affect you?!? Plus that amazing twist at the end... Brilliant book!

6. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

This book... This is another jaw dropping WOW. The ending keeps you up all night, and I literally could not put it down until I finished it! But what really made me sooo mad was that ending! Ahh, that terrible cliffhanger!!! Not to mention the two year wait! 

That is enough to kill a girl, I tell you. 

5. Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Okay, this was the last book I added. I needed one more book to make it ten. Now that I think about it, I did experience "intense emotion". The last sentence literally made it a cliffie, and the last few chapters were mindblowing!

4. The Maze Runner #3- The Death Cure by James Dashner
This was one freaking good book. All those twists and turns... And all those deaths! Seriously, the deaths alone are enough to send you reeling. So yeah, major emotion for this book.

3. Soul Screamers #5- If I Die by Rachel Vincent
Do I have to say again just how much I loved this book? If you've read my review of it, then you'll see why I'm so obsessed with this book! And that ending- Argh!!! It wasn't a cliffie, thank God for that, but damm, did that ending leave me wanting more! 

2. Gone Series by Michael Grant
This series is a MUST read. Now this book made me feel extreme emotions. Easily one of the most violent and heart wrenching books I have ever read. To think that teens are running around- without any adults- that's one scary world, I tell you. And gosh, that last line in Plague?!? I would do anything to read Fear now. 

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Okay, reading this book was an emotional roller coaster. Reading the series was times ten the emotion. Suspense, action, tons of deaths... One scene makes you cry, another makes you laugh, others make you bite your nails in terror... Reading this series made me experience one hell of an intense emotional ride!

Hmm... I think if I read more contemporaries compared to paranormal or action books, I'm thinking the list would be longer. Or if I'd read more new releases. But then since a.) I'm busy and b.) where I live, our bookstores suck, then good luck to me with that. :P

So what were your picks? Leave a comment below with a link and I'll check it out! :)

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief