Monday, July 16, 2012

Book Review: Glitch

Title: Glitch (Goodreads)
Author: Heather Anastasiu (Website | Blog | Twitter)
Series: Glitch #1
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: August 7th 2012
Rating: 4.5/5 Noodles
Source: from publisher via netgalley
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository

From Goodreads:
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.
** A copy was provided by St. Martin's Griffin via Netgalley ** 

Dystopian, superpowers and love. A book full of actions, romance and twists. A book with awesome characters. A book with a great story. A book with a beautiful world-building. If you're searching for a great book, then you should read this one. 

A community where secrets were forbidden. A community where people weren't capable of secrets. A community where people can't feel. It is really interesting, isn't it? 

Zoe was the perfect protagonist for this book. She drives the book so well. She was really strong and she is willing to do anything for the people in community. Zoe was the character that you will be instantly connected. But there are some moments that I feel annoyed with her. The moment where she was blaming herself for Daavd. But it doesn't affect my love for this novel, haha. At first, Zoe can't control her power, but as the story goes on, she became stronger and she can now control her power. 

And hello there Adrien! Adrien was the perfect love interest for Zoe. Nah, I don't like Max for her. Adrien was strong and willing to do to help Zoe and the other 'glitchers' and also the whole community. Adrien was the one who open the eyes of Zoe to see the truth about her 'perfect' community. And there was Max, the boy who was obsessed with Zoe. He wants Zoe to love him as he loves her. He was hungry for love and power. All I can say is that I HATE him! Heather Anastasiu made him perfectly annoying. XD

This book was full of actions from first page up to the last page and it was fast paced. All the twists and turns of this book made me a non-stop reader. The world was really awesome. All the creepy technologies added a beautiful touch in this novel. 

Overall, the book was really enjoyable. And the book was the right kind for me. Fantasy and dystopia? Well, I'm in with that one. It was really great, but the rest of the stories were the usual dystopian. Abusive government and the protagonist will join the group of people who were against with the government. But still it was really great and it was one of my best reads so far. :D

Cover: I really loved the cover. The colors are beautiful and the typography is really awesome. 5/5 for cover ;D
My actual rating is 4.5 but I rounded it off, haha. :D

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #6


My haul for last last week, last week, and this week! :)

For Review:

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu (Yay! This is really amazing. Review to come^^)
Thanks to St. Martin's Griffin via Netgalley
Bite Me by Parker Blue
Thanks to Bell Bridge Books via Netgalley
Try Me by Parker Blue
 Thanks to Bell Bridge Books via Netgalley
Fang Me by Parker Blue 
Thanks to Bell Bridge Books via Netgalley
Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt 
Thanks to Sand Dollar Press Inc. via Netgalley
League of Strays by L.B. Schulman 
Thanks to ABRAMS via Netgalley
Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore 
Thanks to Thomas Nelson via Netgalley
Breathe by Sarah Crossan (Yay! Can't wait to read this one ^^)
Thanks to HarperCollins Children via Edelweiss

Book Review/s:
The Loners (Quaratine #1) by Lex Thomas

Other Posts:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cover Reveal: Vortex by Julie Cross

 Vortex (Tempest, #2)
Vortex (Tempest #2) by Julie Cross
Expected publication: January 8th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
“Time-travel is definitely taken up a notch in the second installment. There are also a few new characters that I really enjoy writing. Readers will learn a little more about Jackson’s dad and some of the mysteries that surround him and his job. After a short prologue, the book opens about three months after the end of Tempest. Three months that Jackson has lived in full — the normal way, no time jumps."
And! There is the new cover for Tempest. 


Waiting on Wednesday #10


Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster
Expected publication: February 2013 by Dragonfairy Press
The countdown clock reads less than thirteen days until the end of the world.

The citizens are organized. Everyone's been notified and assigned a duty. The problem is . . . while the end of the world has been foreseen, no one knows for sure how it will end.

Energy-hungry mages are the most likely culprit. They travel toward a single location from every corner of the continent. Fueled by the two suns, each mage holds the power of the elements: air, earth, fire, metal, water, and ether. They harness the elements to draw energy from the most readily available resource. Humans.

Ashara has been assigned to the Ethereal task group, made up of human ether manipulators and directed by Loken, a young man with whom she has a complicated past. Loken and Ashara bond over a common goal: to stop the mages from occupying their home and gaining more energy than they can contain. But soon, they begin to suspect that the future of the world may depend on Ashara's death.

When We WakeWhen We Wake by Karen Healey
Expected publication: March 5th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
My name is Tegan Oglietti, and on the last day of my first lifetime, I was so, so happy.

Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 - she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.

But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies - and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity - even though all she wants to do is try to rebuild some semblance of a normal life. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future?

Award-winning author Karen Healey has created a haunting, cautionary tale of an inspiring protagonist living in a not-so-distant future that could easily be our own.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #7

Glitch (Glitch, #1) Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
"Secrets were strictly forbidden in the community. Of course, it had never been a problem before, because we weren't supposed to be capable of secrets."

Monday, July 9, 2012

Book Review: The Loners

Quarantine: The Loners
Title: The Loners (Goodreads | Facebook)
Author: Lex Thomas (Blog | Twitter)
Series: Quarantine#1
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Publication Date: July 10th 2012
Rating: 2/5 Noodles
Source: from publisher via netgalley
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository

From Goodreads:
It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.

A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school. 
In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive.
The virus thingy in this book makes me go want to read it. But unfortunately, the book is boring. Nothing special in the book and the characters aren't that awesome. And wait, where are the zombies in this book? :(

First of all, the gangs. The different gangs remind me of the factions in Divergent. Like in Divergent, the gangs reflect the character or the trait of a specific person. Dauntless, Amity, Abnegation, Erudite and Candor for Divergent and Sluts, Pretty Ones, Skaters, Geeks, Nerds, Freaks,Varsity and Loners for this book. And I like the idea of that gangs.

According to Goodreads, this novel is a zombie novel. I'm a fan of zombie novels, and I really love reading them, and that's why I'm so excited to read this book. But wait, I don't know where the zombies go. I didn't find any single zombie in this book. Maybe Sam is the zombie? But I don't think so. Haha. Maybe the zombies are in the next book? Lol.

Characters, let's start with David. I don't like him at first, but as the story goes on he became a good brother and a great leader and I admire him for that. But there are moments that I can't connect with him. Sometime he made some decisions that really annoy me. Will really annoy me at first. David is doing all his best to keep him alive, but Will didn't appreciate it. He is envy or jealous of all the things that David done, for all of David's achievements. But at the end I really like him. He did everything to protect David from the virus and from that Sam (the annoying varsity boy).

If you want a love triangle story, you should check this out. Love in the midst of hard life inside the school. The usual love triangle, The usual love triangle, Will loves Lucy, but Lucy loves David. I'm annoyed with this kind of love triangle, maybe because love isn't for me. 

The story is quite unique. It's my first time to read a dystopian book that is set in school. Plus point for that idea, haha. There are parts where the pacing is slowed and there are some parts that it became fast paced (I think in last few chapters -,-).

In a nutshell, the book was okay. I didn't enjoy it that much. I kept reading this book because of that zombies that didn't exist in the book. How I wish the zombies will exist in the next book. Lol. The ending is such a cliffhanger! And I will read the next book, and I hope it's better.

Cover comments: I really liked the cover. It is creepy and mysterious. 4 awesome noodles for the cover, but not for the book. Lol.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cover Reveals!

Across the Universe new coverse

I don't know what to say about the new covers. I don't like them! I like the old and the better one. Why they need to change the cover? :( I wish they will also release a cover of Shades of Earth that matches the old one.


Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
Expected publication: February 5th 2013 by Feiwel and Friends
This book will feature Cinder and Little Red Riding Hood and will take place in France.

"Book two, Scarlet, is based on Little Red Riding Hood. It continues Cinder’s story as she attempts to escape Queen Levana’s vengeance and learn more about her past. The story also introduces readers to Scarlet, a girl living in southern France whose grandmother has mysteriously disappeared. In order to find her, Scarlet seeks the help of Wolf, a street fighter with more than a few mysteries of his own."

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Awesome Cover Reveals!

Rise (Nightshade Prequel #2) by Andrea Cremer
Expected publication: January 2013

No synopsis available

  Sever (The Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano
Expected publication: February 12th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
What if you knew exactly when you would die? In the not-too-distant future, genetic engineering has turned every newborn into a ticking time bomb — males only live to age 25 and females only live to age 20.

In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out. When 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by "the Gatherers" to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Rhine has only one purpose after she has been married to her new husband, Linden: to escape and find her twin brother.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden’s eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant to whom she is dangerously attracted, Rhine is desperate to learn the truth and protect those closest to her. But, as her sister wife Cecily keeps insisting, her role may be much bigger than that.

In the first two books of the Chemical Garden trilogy, Wither and Fever, Rhine struggles to escape the mansion and then to navigate the brutal world outside. Now in Sever, the third and final book, Rhine uncovers some shattering truths about the past that her parents never had the chance to tell her and the alarming implications regarding her own genes. She may be the one who can save the human race.

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)  The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead
Expected publication: February 12th 2013 by Razorbill
No synopsis available

Fragments (Partials, #2)  Fragments (Partials #2) by Dan Wells
Expected publication: February 26th 2013 by Blazer + Bray
Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is only just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues as to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence—it must be part of a larger plan, a plan that Kira knows she is a part of, a plan that could save both races. Her allies are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them?

Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what’s left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns. But Kira’s journey will take her deep into the overgrown wasteland of postapocalyptic America, and they will both discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn’t even know existed.

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)  Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi
Expected publication: January 8th 2013 by HarperCollins
No synopsis available

MILA 2.0 (Untitled, #1)  Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
Expected publication: March 12th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
Pitched as a "Bourne Identity"-type sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl who discovers that she is a Mobile Intel Life-like Android, an experiment in artificial intelligence created by the U.S. government, and her scientist mother, who kidnapped her when she was found to have human emotions. 

A Touch Menacing (A Touch Trilogy, #3)  A Touch Menacing (A Touch Trilogy #3) by Leah Clifford
Expected publication: March 5th 2013
No synopsis available

Fae (Elemental Trilogy, #2)  Fae (Elemental Trilogy #2) by Emily White
Expected publication: December 10th 2013
Not all fae'ri tales come with a happy ending.

Ella thought taking care of the ego-bloated Mamood god would be a sure way to bring peace to the galaxy and satisfy her taste for revenge.

But she was wrong.

Despite the fact their god is gone, the Mamood refuse to abandon their attack on the planet Soltak and Ella's own so-called friends start to turn against her. And with Soltak dying--its oceans drying up and its plants withering in the ground--Ella and Cailen suspect there's a new enemy at work. As more people die and more water is leached from the planet, they both prepare for something straight from a nightmare.

The fae are coming.

Requiem (Delirium, #3)  Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver
Expected publication: March 5th 2013 by HarperTeen
No synopsis available

  Impostor (Slide #2) by Jill Hathaway
Expected publication: March 26th 2013 by Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins 
What if a killer took control of you?

Vee Bell’s gift (or curse) of “sliding”—slipping into the mind of another person and experiencing life, briefly, through his or her eyes—has been somewhat under control since she unwillingly witnessed the horrific deaths of her classmates six months ago.

But just as things are getting back to normal, Vee has a very bizarre experience: she loses consciousness and finds herself in a deserted area, at the edge of a cliff, with the broken body of the boy who took advantage of her on the rocks below.

As Vee finds herself in stranger and stranger situations with no memory of getting there, she begins to suspect that someone she knows has the ability to slide—and that this “slider” is using Vee to exact revenge on his or her enemies.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

50 Followers Giveaway WINNERS!

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1st Winner:
Anisda Bella!

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2nd Winner:
Kali Z.!

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3rd Winner:
Aaron Lap~!

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2 Consolation Winners:
Peachy P.

An email was sent to all of you. Please reply with your mailing address within 72 hours. Thank you! ^^

Congrats to all the winners! I would like to thank all those who participate in the giveaway and for the new followers. 

Stacking the Shelves #5

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews

For Review:
Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings (Thanks to Angry Robot!)
The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clare (Thanks  to Angry Robot!)
The White Oak by Kim White (Thanks to Story Machine Studio!)
Book Reviews:
Wilde's Fire by Krystal Wade
Wilde's Army by Krystal Wade

Other Posts:
Cover Reveal: Rise by Anna Carrey
Cover Reveal: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Cover Reveal: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Teaser Tuesday 
Waiting on Wednesday
Judge a Book By Its Cover

I'm so excited to read all of them! Don't forget to leave your Stacking the Shelves link. :D

Cover Reveal: Destroy Me

Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)
Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5)
by Tahereh Mafi
ebook150 pages
Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by HarperCollins

Oh, Shatter Me covers. They are really awesome! ^.^

Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Review: Wilde's Army

Wilde's Army
Title: Wilde's Army (Goodreads | Webpage)
Author: Krystal Wade (Website Blog | FB | Twitter)
Series: Darkness Falls #2
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Pub. Date: July 4th 2012
Source: Netgalley (thanks to Curiosity Quills Press!)
Rating: 4/5 Noodles

From Goodreads: 
“Hello, Katriona.”

Those two words spark fear in Katriona Wilde and give way to an unlikely partnership with Perth, the man she’s been traded to marry for a favor. Saving her true love and protector Arland, her family, and their soldiers keeps her motivated, but the at-odds duo soon realizes trust is something that comes and goes with each breath of Encardia’s rotting, stagnant air. The moment when concern for her missing sister spirals out of control, all thoughts of trust are pushed aside and she finds herself trapped by the daemon tricks Perth warned her of. 

However, rescuing those she loves is only half the problem. 

Kate still must get to Willow Falls, unite her clashing people, and form an army prepared to fight in order to defeat Darkness. When so many she’s grown fond of die along the journey, her ability to play by the gods’ rules is tested. 

How will she make allies when the world appears stacked against her? And will she still be Katriona Wilde, the girl with fire?
My review of Wilde's Fire (Darkness Falls #1)
This is better than the first book and the characters became stronger. More action and magic and great story. I really enjoyed reading this book. :D

The characters became stronger, especially Kate. She has the confidence now to control her magic, and she became more powerful. I really liked about her is her magic, her magic is so powerful that can kill hundreds of daemons. She didn't give up on protecting her family and her love. I really admire her when they were fighting with hundreds of daemons, and she was heavily wounded, but still she protects all the soldiers and children. I really admire her for doing that thing. But still there were some moments that she annoyed me.

Arland became stronger, but became a little weak also. Weak because he blames himself when something bad happens to Kate. Still, he became stronger character. He was willing to fight anything for Encardia, for children, for his family and especially for his love. He was willing to put a distance between him and Kate just for the safety of Kate. I admire him for doing that thing.

It was sad when Flanna became sad. In the first book, she was the one who put color and fun in the novel, but here she became sad and lonely.I understand her feeling, and it's really hard when someone important to you died. Oh, Brit! I really loved Brit, and I'm really happy that she already knew her prophecy. :D 

Still, the world was really awesome and interesting. I really loved the sprites, they always amaze me. Sprites and daemons were great idea. The different colors of flames that shows how powerful the person is was awesome and that was my favorite part. 

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I'm really happy that the characters became stronger and I had a connection with them. The ending was a super cliffhanger. I can't wait to read the next book, and I want to know what will happen to Kate and Arland and the company. I want to know what will happen to that Dughbal. I'm really excited to read the next book! :D

The cover is really beautiful. I like the army in the background and Kate and Arland in front. Kate and Arland were like instructing and leading the army.
“Times are difficult enough without losing those we love."
- p. 106, Wilde's Army