Sunday, September 29, 2013

Book Review: Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz

AUTHOR: Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston
PUBLISHER: Putnam Juvenile
PAGES: 336
SOURCE: bought

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

I've been living in the world of Vampires with this author. I've only read her blue blood books, and none of her other ones like the Witches of East End (I have the first book) I was kind of skeptical going into this one because it's set in a dystopian world where the world is basically covered in ice. I mean I would find it very hard to live in an ice aged world. Regardless, of my love for the cold.

Like the beginning of all new stories (and series) the first book always sets the story up. You learn about the main characters, the new world the author has built, so on and so forth. So it's easy to say that this was really no different. It was slow and it dragged on for awhile. Needless to say at times I wanted to give up because I thought when is something going to happen that gives me that push to want to keep reading. It did happen it's just not instantaneous.

We learned about Nat (I guarantee you'll want to finish the story to find out more about her) and I see this as mostly her story although I wouldn't mind learning more about Wes' life. (Yes, another bookish crush maybe I'm biased when it comes to him though because he has my fiances name Ryan.) as far as the characters go I really enjoyed them. I thought Nat was strong-willed and independent and that's what we need in these stories. I get agitated when the female characters are whiny and seem to lean on others. That's fine if in the end they do some growing up otherwise we're not teaching girls how to be strong and not depend on others. Nat knew what she wanted in the beginning of the story and she went for it even when it looked like things weren't going to end good she kept going. Sometimes persistence is the key.  

As for Mr. Ryan Wesson, or Wes as he's better known I adored him. He had this hard shell and this protector like instinct to him from going through things back when he was a solider. There was just something about him that I liked.

More to come....

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Waiting on Wed: Resist by Sarah Crossan

The sequel—and conclusion—to Sarah Crossan's Breathe. Three teen outlaws must survive on their own in a world without air, exiled outside the glass dome that protects what's left of human civilization. Gripping action, provocative ideas, and shocking revelations in a dystopian novel that fans of Patrick Ness and Veronica Roth will devour.

Bea, Alina, and Quinn are on the run. They started a rebellion and were thrown out of the pod, the only place where there's enough oxygen to breathe. Bea has lost her family. Alina has lost her home. And Quinn has lost his privileged life. Can they survive in the perilous Outlands? Can they finish the revolution they began? Especially when a young operative from the pod's Special Forces is sent after them. Their only chance is to stand together, even when terrible circumstances force them apart. When the future of human society is in danger, these four teens must decide where their allegiances lie. Sarah Crossan has created a dangerous, and shattered society in this wrenching, thought-provoking, and unforgettable post-apocalyptic novel.(less)
Hardcover400 pages
Expected publication: October 8th 2013 by Greenwillow Books

Why I'm waiting on it?
I read an ARC of the first one last year and enjoyed it so I'm curious to see where it will go.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I want turned into movies/shows

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the bookish.
Topic this week: Top 10 books I want turned into books/tv shows

  1. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
    If you haven't read this book you need too. I loved it to pieces, but I could be biased because I love just about anything dealing with superpowers. :)
  2. Enclave by Ann Agguire
    I've only read the first book (I need to get reading the others) I enjoyed the first one and the trailer to it was so movie like to me that if I didn't know any better I would have thought thats what it was.Check my review out for the Book Trailer.
  3. Any of the Gallagher Girl books by Ally Carter
    I think this would make either a good tv show or a few movies. I mean who doesn't love kick-ass teenager spies.
  4. Hex hall books by Rachel hawkins
    The characters alone would make the movies.
  5. The day before by Lisa Schroeder
    This would make a good movie because it all happens within a day or so and it makes for a good storyline
  6. Nightworld Series by L.J Smith
    I think it would a good tv series because there's 3 or so so stories in each book and each story and book is woven together nicely.
  7. Never eighteen by Megan Bostic
    Would be a good movie. It shows the MC going around making his last wishes and making amends for things he did.
  8. The Four horsemen of the Apocalypse books by Jackie Morse Kessler. They deal with real world problems like cutting, anorexia, and those are just the two I've read. They would make for good movies.
  9. Any of the Ellen Hopkins books (Crank, Identical)Again they would make some good movies I think.
  10. The Lovecraft middle school books by Charles
    I think these would be cute movies for the younger audience. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Kindle Deals (14)

I always see blogs that have a page that show deals for the kindle, and I occasionally find one or two books on there that I would want. I'm more of a YA girl, and seeing as how most my followers are (I'm assuming here) I decided to make a list of the YA books I found that are $3.99 and less for the kindle. There are plenty more Ya books that are on amazon, but these caught my attention because either I have them, I've read them, or I'm dying to read them. :) Just click on the title and it takes you to their amazon page in a new window. 
I'm not sure how long these deals will be here so get them while they're available.
(Sidenote: Remember to look at the prices to make sure)

$3.99 to $5.99 (Check prices on these some will be more than 3.99)


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