Stacking The Shelves (11 )

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

I am leaving this Monday for the Netherlands for almost 10 days and i didnt had time to buy any paperpacks. So this week is all about Advance Read Copies i received so here we go

The Darkest Joy

A sexy and poignant new adult novel in the vein of Jamie McGuire Beautiful Disaster from New York Times bestseller Marata Eros, about two lost souls who find each other in the wake of tragedy&only to learn that love may not be enough to heal the wounds of a dark and tortured past

Twenty year-old Brooke Starr has escaped the aftermath of a brutal tragedy by abandoning her music studies and moving north to take a summer position as a part-time deck hand on a fishing boat. When her survivor’s guilt becomes unbearable, Brooke realizes there is  only one thing she can do to finally erase the pain.

Deep-sea fisherman, Chance Taylor, has just wrapped his guitar set at the local saloon when he sees the silhouette of a young woman, the full moon highlighting her shadow as she plummets from a pier too high for diving…into water too cold to survive. Without thinking, he plunges in after her, saving Brooke from drowning.

As Chance works to save her from her own emotional fragility, Brooke finally begins to learn how to save herself. But when their chemistry begins to consume them, Brooke withdraws. She’s determined to be the master of her own destiny…until the past catches up with her in a cataclysmic plan so dark, so final—it threatens their love—and their lives

Expected publication: February 18th 2014 by Gallery Books

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Deeper (Caroline & West, #1)

 

In this New Adult debut by Robin York, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right.
 
When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground.

West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.

They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they’re “just friends,” their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself—and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.

When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.

Advance praise for Deeper

“The perfect new adult story . . . West will make you swoon!”New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

“Beautifully written and full of swoony tender moments, toe-curling chemistry, and delicious, twisty angst . . . Stop whatever you’re doing and read this book.”—Christina Lauren, author of the Beautiful Bastard series

Expected publication: January 28th 2014 by Bantam

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Switched

 

Ever since high school, Kayla has been crazy for gorgeous football player Talon. But before she could muster the courage to tell him, he became a hot item with her beautiful BFF, Reagan. The only person who knows Kayla’s secret is Wesley, Talon’s best bud—and he’s got it bad for Reagan. Now they’re all in college together, hanging out 24/7. For Kayla, seeing the two lovebirds together is absolutely unbearable. So Kayla and Wesley hatch a plot to drive them apart before Talon has a chance to give Reagan the Christmas gift she’s been waiting for.

Soon enough, the once happy couple is fighting. Reagan suddenly can’t get enough of Wesley’s goofy sense of humor, and Talon seems to be paying more attention to Kayla than a guy who’s “only a friend” ever should. But just when everything seems to be falling into place, Kayla and Wesley accidentally spend a night together and discover a hitch in their plan they never considered: that switching partners may not lead to a perfect ending after all

Expected publication: December 2nd 2013 by Random House LLC

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Sleigh Bells in the Snow (O'Neil Brothers, #1)

 

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan heats up the season with the O’Neil brothers in a brand-new holiday series!

Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green’s favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year.

Jackson O’Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family’s resort—it’s in his blood, and he can’t let it fail. Now that he’s got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus.

Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she’s out of her depth with Jackson—he makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it’s terrifying. As the snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn’t believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell?

 

Published October 29th 2013 by Harlequin HQN

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Hope everyone to have a fantastic weekend!

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Waiting On Wednesday (18)

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection includes  

Searching for Someday (Love Spells, #1)

 Kate has given up on love—at least for herself. She is both blessed and cursed with the ability to sense a romantic connection between two people—a gift that her family passed down for generations. When Kate launches her own matchmaking company, Kinnection, with her two best friends in a cozy New York town, she has to put aside her own romantic disasters to make her business a success.

But when a furious man stalks into her office and accuses her business of being a scam, Kate is given the ultimate challenge to prove herself. Slade puts himself in her hands and asks Kate to find him love. Enraged at his arrogance but stubbornly eager to prove herself, Kate agrees, dedicating herself to the journey of finding him love…only to find herself falling for him along the way

Expected publication: November 26th 20131 by Gallery Books

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Jennifer Probst is my favourite Contemporary Romance author! I cant wait to check out her new series as well!

Let me know your thoughts about my selection and leave a comment with your WoW so i can check it out as well!

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Waiting On Wednesday (17)

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection includes  : (click to the image)

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It has been two years since Violet Eden walked away from the city, her friends, her future and – most importantly – her soulmate, Lincoln. Part angel, part human, Violet is determined to stand by the promises she made to save the one she loves.

Living in the perpetual coldness of a broken soul she survives day to day as a Rogue Grigori in London.

But when an unexpected visitor shows up at her door, the news he bears about someone she swore to protect leaves Violet with no choice.

Even worse, she fears that this might all lead back to the night she tries hardest to forget. And what was taken without her permission.

Violet is going back to New York … and she knows exactly who is going to be there.

With Phoenix in her dreams and Lincoln in her heart she knows it is only a matter of time before the final choice must be mad

Paperback, 464 pages
Expected publication: November 12th 2013 by Hachette 

This is the 5th and final book in The Violet Eden Chapters by Jessica Shirvington. Jessica is my favourite Australian Author and Violet Eden Chapters is my favourite Angels series i have ever read. After the dramatic events that happened in the previous book it left me speechless and wondering how everything will sort out in the final book! If you havent had the chance to read it you must do it!Jessica created a fantastic word with characters you care and a non stop action!! It is going to be hard to say goodbye since Violet and Lincoln are my favourite fiction couple which they truly deserve their Happy Ending

 

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Review : Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

Paperback, International Edition, 338 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Harper

My thoughts 

Shatter me is the very first Dystopian Novel I ever finished. Yes believe it or not. I don’t follow the hype of Dystopia I don’t add so easily books at my book pile and I either had conversations about those novels in general for no reason. I do saw Hunger Games which I dislike it and I thought the book would be this way.

So what happened? I actually brought the paper pack of Shatter me without really knowing in which genre the book was. I just checked the plot which it was fascinated and I pretty much decide to read.. Which happened after a year or so because out of the blue I decide to start over.

I haven’t read any novels from the genre so I can’t really judge or compare it with other novels the same kind. My opinion is 100% honest and without anything or anyone to be involved.

The cover is super fantastic and creepy. When I first saw it I thought the girl was super cool and I imagine that book would be in a way… cute? But looking again at the cover I must say I was so so wrong.

The book was hard to get into at least the first, let’s just say the first 100 pages. I had no idea what’s going on. Who was this girl Juliette with this special gift or curse why she is locked in a cell? In what future world we are living and how hard it is? I believe the main reason I haven’t started any Dystopian novels so far is because of the fatal and horrible world each character leaves. I just couldn’t take it, in a way it is too painful to read. Unlike here we don’t get to read too much information’s about that. As I said first chapters is a full of mystery and secrets and there is so much going on with Juliette locked up in a cell and then Adam appears and you wonder who are all these people? What are they doing there Who is Warner and what the hell is going on?

Unfortunately I am kind of a lot of patient with books and I kept reading because I wanted to know for a  change what is happening. After you get used of it all come in pieces not everything is revealed but at least you have a pretty good clear about everyone about The Reestablishment and their plans and the others called Omega Point.

I liked the characters. I didn’t loved them but at least I was able to connect with them and to understand their actions and every each decision everyone took. Juliette was such a weird character to connect with. But I must give credits to her because no matter how much she suffered and isolated she used to be because of her gift she ended up to be  super strong kick ass character which still needs some improving I believe.

Adam was the  usually sweet cute and nice guy. I liked him a lot for pretty much everything he did for Juliette but mostly because of the brother love we saw. That was amazing! And I pretty much always fall for the nice guys in love triangles! LOL

Warner…. There is something so weird about him that made me feel itchy or whatever you can called it. I sick and cold psycho which his psychosis and his actions to Juliette made me sick and all I wanted was to punch him. I didn’t believed for a second he actually had feelings for her (if you can call them ‘’feelings’’)

The only and main problem I had with the book was the strike text during Juliette part. I wanted to concentrate and with those strikes I just lost focus over and over again and I just couldn’t understand WHY we had to read those plus the repeating phrases in some parts.. I just couldn’t make it at first and didn’t really understand i think the reason of those.

For the end I just had to say that I was surprised to see a romance in Dystopian novels and most defiantly in Shatter me. All I was thinking before was that those novels are mostly about Future Apocalyptic events and a nightmare future world. It turned out to be this way but not as bad as I thought it should be.

Looking forward for the next book in the series there is so many questions to be answered most definitely I would like to know more about the bird tattoo (if you know what I mean) And I never thought I would say this but I will defiantly read more from this genre now.

 

Rating 4 out 5 

 

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In my Mailbox (23) + Stacking The Shelves (10 )

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

 

Its been a while since i have done an IMM post. The main reason was i was away town due to summer work and i didnt really had the time to order any new books. But at least this summer i spend most of my reading time together with my tablet!

Here what i received this month (click to the image for a better check.Not sure why its kinda darky)

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From NetGalley 

 

Finished reading 

Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6)

Not my very very favourite but i am a big fan of the series and i am looking forward for more from Merit and Ethan Story. You can read my review if you like here 

Now Reading 

 

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

I  remember i found a copy in a store and i was drag into it actually from the plot and the cover. I put it in my library and forgot all about it not untill one day i had a flash suddently to read it. Not into dystopian novels but i would like to give a try.

 

Have a nice weekend everyone!

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Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) by Chloe Neill

Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) by Chloe Neill

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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 339 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by New American Library

After all the crazy and dramatic events that took part in Drink Deep I finally find the time to approach Biting Cold the 7th book of the series. And with the way Drink Deep finished I just couldn’t wait to see what would happened.

Biting Cold starts right away Drink Deep left us : Merit and Ethan driving to Nebraska to find Mallory and to stop her opening the gates of Evil. It was some time ago I finished Drink Deep and some details I couldn’t quite remember well but Chloe Neill give us a review of all events just in few pages.

The plot of Biting Cold was amazing. I really enjoyed it from the begging till the end, once again I had no idea who the villain was and it was one of those few times that at last half of the book just gone in the first few hours which I was even surprised my own shelf as well too while I was reading. We also get to read more informations about who Tate is whats his role in the story. Plus with the way the book I am very curious to see how book 8th will be.

 

Some other stuff :

 

-     Mallory : Just to be clear I was never a fan of her but I didn’t hate her either. I just can’t believe she didn’t realize as a Witch she is how far away she was stepping into the Evil. Isnt supposes she knew about these things? I didn’t really enjoyed how easily she get away and didn’t suppose to be punished about it?Unless washing and cleaning dishes is a really punishment.

 

- Ethan and Merit : Okay I am among those who cried to death when Ethan was dead. And Also screamed a lot when Ethan was back. I really was happy and feeling all the joy even that Mallory bring him back for all the wrong seasons. But  you know I wanted a moment of happy reunion. This couple never EVER have time for some privacy for a bit at least.  Another thing that I disliked and rolled my eyes was when Ethan returned back to the ‘’i-am-no-right-for-you-and-we-cant-be-together’’ AGAIN! Did we all experience this in previous books? I had the feeling that Ethan has already sorted out his feelings about Merit why he was so unsure about them in a way?

Overall the book was enjoyable and very interesting to read doesn’t matter it is my least favourite from the series.  Cant wait for the next book!

Rating 4 out 5

 

 

Waiting On Wednesday (16)

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection includes  : (click to the image)

 

I have to admit first that i was never a huge fan of Contemporary Romance! But i become a huge fan of the series by Jennifer Probst since i first check the first book in the series. Cute,sexy and romantic with awesome adorable guys and.. Did i mention Italian food as well? For those who have already read the series i have to say i cant wait to read about Sawyer story and his pairing with Julietta is going to be sooo interesting right? ;) For those who havent read them yet you can check more information’s about it here

 

Let me know your thoughts about my selection and leave a comment with your WoW so i can check it out as well!

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