Waiting on Wednesday #20

img-thing-pink2Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I’m not really a big Sarah Dessen fan, but this one does look good…

Three Key Words for This Week’s WoW: Romance, Chaos, and Accidents

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One Lovely Blog Award

blog-award-smallThis is a bit overdue, but I was nominated last week to receive the One Lovely Blog Award by Andie @ TheBookHeap and Brin @ Brin’s Book Blog! I really appreciate the nomination and, no duh, I’ll accept it. 🙂 And make sure to check out Andie and Brin’s lovely bookish blogs while you’re at it. 🙂 Continue reading

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian_cover1600Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen

PAGES: 335

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I’ve seen this book literally everywhere since I started book blogging half-a-year ago. I’ll be honest, at first I tuned this book out. The cover kind of freaked me out. Come on, people. The man has freakishly green eyes. Even worse, it’s one of those covers where the eyes follow you wherever you go. You know? I could be hiding underneath my bed and I could still look at Obsidian’s cover and Cover Daemon would be staring me down with those haunting eyes. Maybe it’s a personal thing. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday #3

img-thing-pink2Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I was so totally going to post a Top Ten Tuesday yesterday, but time got away from me. I’ve been busy with an international scavenger hunt called GISHWHES and until it ends– this Saturday– I’m afraid I’ll be a bit preoccupied causing chaos and staying up late creating outfits from food, tweeting like I’m Orlando Jones, and emailing famous people.

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Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

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R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.
And then he meets a girl.
First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.

PUBLISHER: Atria/Emily Bestler Books

PAGES: 256

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Let me start this review by admitting that I did watch the movie first. GAH! The HORROR! This has been on my TBR list for forever and, apparently, I bought it awhile ago and have never read it. So, when I was stuck on a four hour plane ride… Let’s just say that I had no problem deciding what to read. Plus, I know that I am REALLY late to the Warm Bodies party. But, if you haven’t read this Continue reading

Opinion: I love the internet and I’m proud of it.

I suppose it started when I was younger. My family has always been an active bunch – more likely to go out hiking than stay inside playing computer games or watching TV. I grew up with a love of reading. I grew up with a love of creativity. Sure, I could go outside. But, I could also stay inside and make my own magazine or craft a collage or finish a extremely exciting Boxcar Children novel. In 8th grade, I got my first cell phone. In 10th grade, I got my first smart phone. I didn’t get my laptop until I was a freshman in college.

I’ve always been interested in social media, HTML, and website-building. I don’t hide it from people; I don’t see anything wrong with it. I’m passionate about social media and HTML codes and building websites. My brother used to tell me to get off the computer. He said that I would regret all the time I spent on the computer later. It’s only been five or six years, but I have not regretted a single second. All the time he saw as a waste of time, I viewed as a learning experience. I viewed – and continue to view – the internet as an extension of my creative self.

See, we live in such a media-centered society. We’re surrounded by social media. We’re driven to share Continue reading

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.

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I read this one awhile ago, but I loaned it out to a friend and, unfortunately, that person never returned it. 😦 Boooo.

Honestly, you can just tell that this is going to be a cute book when you Continue reading