Saturday, March 30, 2013

ARC Review of Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire


Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)
Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)
By: Jamie McGuire
Review by: Kaede
Release Date: April 2nd, 2013

Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 448
Format: e-ARC
Source: NetGalley (Thank you, Atria Books!)

Other Titles in the Series: Beautiful Disaster (#1)

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Can you love someone too much? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
**The following review includes spoilers - which are marked accordingly in white color, instead of the black you're reading right now. To recognize where they are, they are usually located in the weird wide space between two sentences. To see them, highlight the words using your cursor.**

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EVERY STORY HAS TWO SIDES. 

ABBY ABERNATHY HAD HER CHANCE. 

NOW IT'S THE BAD BOY'S TURN.

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Even if I don't want to admit it, it's possible that a small part of me had hopes for Walking Disaster. When I was informed by a email from NetGalley, of which content held advertisement for McGuire's upcoming release, I was curious. Because the notice informed me that not only was Walking Disaster available for review, but the first 250 readers to request would be a granted an automatic Read Now. 

Maybe what propelled me to click that request button was simply curiosity. So many friends of mine had disliked Abby's story, that maybe I just wanted to see why it was so bad. 

Excuse after excuse I can give you, but really, none of it makes a difference. Because the truth of the matter is I requested it on my own free will and was - much to my surprise - accepted. And because I was the one who requested it, I owed it to the publisher to read and review it. 

Although I'm not happy. 

I'm not happy at all. 

Travis Maddox is confident. With a high life full of women and fighting, Travis is certain he has it all. But that was before he met Abby Abernathy. That was before he realized there was something he never had.

Love. 

Hold up there! Because I'll be honest with you: I sincerely doubt Travis "Mad Dog" Maddox knows what love is. His infatuation - if you can even call it that - with Abby isn't love, it borderlines on obsession. And I'm not screwing around here. This boy displays serious signs of potential domestic abuse.YOU CANNOT, and I repeat, YOU CANNOT BARGE INTO A WOMAN'S APARTMENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND AGAINST HER WILL.

When I number my problems down with Walking Disaster, unsurprisingly enough, I often come back to our dearest Travis. His side comments, direct remarks, ridiculous jealousy, and overwhelming need to dominant leaves me just: 


Which, I'll point out, Travis does some form of in the story. Tearing down his apartment, that is, when Abby leaves him. 

I actually had a lot of issues with the characters in this story. Now I've never read Beautiful Disaster, so Abby is the only one who gets somewhat of a pardon because I haven't seen her side of the story, and why she made the decisions she did.

BUT TRAVIS. Travis had no excuse for his behaviorLoving Obsessing over a girl doesn't give you the right to put her in harms way. Which he clearly does. Example: When he just has to have Abby at his last fight, even though she got assaulted at the last one. Travis also has this problem where he realizes that he's about to do, or wants to do, something completely selfish and self-centered, but HE GOES ABOUT DOING IT ANYWAY. Dude, are you serious? Are you serious? 



And, I don't know if you knew this or what, but you can't go around punching and beating the crap out of every guy who talks to the girl you like obsess over.

"If you don't back away from my girl, I'll rip out your fucking throat. Right here on the dance floor." 

Uhm, hello? Violence alert? RED FLAGS SHOULD BE GOING UP LIKE PRONTO. That is a freaking threat that should be taken to authority or even the police, because that should not be tolerated in fear. And once again, WOMEN ARE NOT PERSONAL PROPERTY TO BE CLAIMED. WHY THE FUCK DO YOU NOT GET THAT, TRAVIS? WHY? And fun fact: YOU. ARE. NOT. EVEN. DATING. HER. ANYMORE. Where the hell did you get the right to call her "my girl"? 

And my God, STOP FUCKING PUNCHING OR TRYING TO KILL EVERY GUY THAT EVEN LOOKS AT ABBY. A guy offers Abby a drink? Tries to kill him. Parker goes out with Abby. Convinced Abby is just trying to make him jealous but still tries to mess with Parker. Guy dances with Abby. Threatens to rip out their throat. 

He throws Abby over his shoulder WITHOUT her consent at a party, basically kidnapping her, and shoving her into a car with him where he threatens the driver to take them to his apartment or he'll put his fist through the back of their head. 

AND THE TEMPER TANTRUMS. HOW OLD ARE YOU, TRAVIS, TWO? Abby breaks up with you and moves to America's dorm room, and what do you fucking do? FOLLOW THEM. But that's not it because you lie to get in to look for Abby, find the room, and then PROCEED to HARASS America's roommate to let you in. And when she refuses, YOU FORCE THE DOOR OPEN. And when you can't find Abby, you then result to, well, a temper tantrum. When Abby doesn't show up to class, what do you do, Travis? YOU THROW TWO DESKS OVER and get kicked out of class. Which I'll add, is one of the very, very few consequences Travis suffers for his actions. Because can somebody explain to me how he can beat somebody to the point where you can see blood IN SCHOOL, and not be expelled? HOW?

And overall, Travis has some serious jealousy issues, controlling problems, violent tendencies and just lots of problems all together. But Abby, Abby wasn't much better. 

There's a small portion of me that manages to feel sorry for Abby. She's trapped in a haunting memory that is her past, and all she wants to do is escape the world she comes from. But that doesn't make up for the fact that she loves Travis and doesn't call out his bullshit as often as she should. And when she does, when she finally leaves him, do you know what she does? SHE GOES RIGHT BACK TO HIM.



And I couldn't stand the slut-shaming. I'm usually not one to get too severely offended by slut-shaming, but I'll be damned if it didn't drive me insane in Walking Disaster. And uhm, Abby, just asking but, why were you having sex with Travis when you were with Parker? Travis has a lot of one night stands, but never two girls at the same time, you know. Or at least I think there was never two girls at the same time. Oh and Travis, WHO gives YOU the right to determine what Abby can wear? I just couldn't stand that - especially because Travis wasn't her parent and therefore did not have the authority to tell Abby to go change because he doesn't want her to be "too sexy."

But it is always cool to see a girl own unsuspecting males at poker. It's pretty boss, if I do say so myself. 

I liked Shepley and I did like America most of the time. The main, and only, problem I had with America was that she was very two sided. She's like that girl who's best friends with two other girls. And then one day those two other girls get in a fight, and that one girl is stuck in the middle, being pressured to choose a side. What that girl stuck in the middle decides to do though is not to stay neutral, not even to side with one friend, but instead tries to go with both friends. 

Basically, what I mean is this: 

Friend A and Friend B are in a fight. Friend C is stuck in the middle. 

Friend A to Friend C: "Oh em gee! Did you know what Friend B did to me! *shrieks dramatically* SHE SAID THAT PINK WAS NOT MY COLOR! HOW COULD PINK NOT BE MY COLOR!?! RIGHT?" 

Friend C: "Of course! I don't know what she was thinking! Pink isso your color." 

Later, Friend B and Friend C meet up in the library or something.

Friend B to Friend C: "Oh em gee! Did you hear what Friend A did to me? *stomps feet dramatically* SHE SAID THAT BLACK WAS SO NOT MY COLOR! HOW COULD BLACK NOT BE MY COLOR? BLACK GOES WITH EVERYTHING! RIGHT? RIGHT?" 

Friend C: "Of course! I don't know what she was thinking. Some people are just a bit cray-cray, you know?" 

Friend B: "Definitely!" *sighs* "It's so nice having someone that understands you." 

The point I'm trying to get across is this: America is all for Abby&Travis4eva one second and the next she's screaming at Travis never to touch Abby again. I don't know, even after finishing this book, what America really wanted from Travis and Abby's relationship. But America's relationship with Shepley, I didn't have problems with. Maybe mainly because I was already too irritated and occupied with one relationship to pay too close attention to anything else that wasn't blowing up in my face. 

I also, surprisingly, had a soft spot for Travis's family. Totally unexpected, because I have everything but for Travis. I really liked Travis's brothers, because as far as I could tell, they weren't obsessive or creepily possessive or easily jealous. I also really liked Jim, Travis's father. 

And contrary to 99% of my review, Walking Disaster wasn't completely unlikable. There were moments where I was not agitated, characters I did like, and overall the story is quite addictive

I'll bet (get it? get it?) that a lot of you will manage to finish this book in no time. I kept flipping the pages to find out what happens, even though a part of me didn't really want to. There are some cheesy lines (most of which come from Travis) and scenes, but I don't think I wasted my time reading this. Because for one, I didn't spend much time on it. And also because it was interesting, after hearing so much about Beautiful Disaster, to be able to form my own opinion. But unlike most of you, who are curious to see what was going on in Travis's head, I'm the exact opposite. 

I am legitimately deciding - I'm not kidding - on whether or not I want to pick up Beautiful Disaster. Why? Why would I want to do that when I obviously wasn't a fan of the story? Because I want to know what propelled Abby to fall in love with Travis Maddox. And more so than that, what magic was worked so that she would stay with him. Have you guys read Beautiful Disasteror Walking Disaster? Were you a fan of it, were you not? Is New Adult something you like to read? If you've read Beautiful Disaster or Walking Disaster, what did you think of that ending? I'd love to hear some opinions! 


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Bonus! 

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**The following will include direct quotes or passages from the advance readers copy I received of Walking Disaster. They are subjected to be revised or changed in the final edition**.

Okay, guys. So if you guys want to see, since I've gotten a few comments asking, what I though of particular scenes in the story, I've decided to include exactly that. I'll copy a passage from the advance copy, and then I'll write down my reactions at the time. Sound fun? Although I might be a bit snarky, so if you don't like that, than don't read on. Also, SPOILERS AHEAD, if you haven't concluded that yet. I AM COPYING PASSAGES FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE MIDDLE TO THE END OF THE BOOK! Oh, and, I'm sorry I don't know the exact pages for the quotes, because I read an e-ARC and my Kindle shows locations in thousands instead of pages. 

"You're going to have to tone down the jealous boyfriend thing, Travis. I didn't do anything wrong."

"I walk up here, and some guy is buying you a drink!"
 


OH MY GOD. ABBY JUST COMMITTED THE WORST SIN EVER. SHE LET A GUY BUY HER A DRINK. 

Just kill me now, before I go and kill this jealous obsessive and possessive boyfriend. 

I leaned against the door with my hip. "You can't leave."

Um, yes she can. It's something call free will, babe.

"You hit that guy because you were pissed at me! What should that tell me? Because red flags are going up all over the place right now!" 

You just noticed those bright red flags? I'VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU SINCE DAY ONE. WE ARE CURRENTLY HALFWAY INTO THE STORY, AND I GUARANTEE TO YOU TRAVIS WASN'T A PURE-HEARTED GENTLEMAN FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE BOOK THAT SUDDENLY TURNED VIOLENT AND EVIL. 

She closed her eyes. "We are dysfunctional, Travis. I think you're just obsessed with the thought of owning me more than anything else."

"That's not true. I love you more than my life Pigeon."

"That's exactly what I mean. That's crazy talk."

"It's not crazy. It's the truth."
 


AHA! SHE ADMITS IT TOO. I KNEW I WASN'T THE ONLY ONE THAT THINKS TRAVIS HAS A POSSESSION PROBLEM. And please, Travis. Stop if you know what's good for you. You are starting to sound like one of those much detested wimpy heroines who can't live without their love interests. 

"OHHHH PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME, BABY! I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU! LET'S MAKE OUT!"

...add a "While the world outside dies" and that can be applied to many female protagonists of young adult dystopians, who seem to prioritize boys over life. 

Unable to restrain myself, I reached out for Abby, wrapped her small frame in my arms, and planted my lips on hers. Her mouth was cold and stiff, so I cradled her face in my hands, kissing her harder, desperate to get a reaction.

"Kiss me," I begged.

Abby's kept her mouth taut, but her body was lifeless. If I let her go, she would have fallen.

"Kiss me!" I pleaded. "Please, Pigeon! I told him no!"

Abby shoved me away. "Leave me alone, Travis!" She shouldered passed me, but I grabbed her wrist.
 


ANNNND I'm pretty sure that's sexual harassment. Any further and it could have been rape. YOU CAN FORCE SOMEONE TO KISS YOU. THAT'S JUST MESSED UP. AND YOU CAN'T STOP THEM FROM LEAVING YOU EITHER. FREE WILL, PEOPLE. FREE WILL. 

"I need you to take us to my apartment," I said as I got in beside her.

"Travis...I don't think..."

"Do it, Donnie, or I'll shove my first trough the back of your head, I swear to God."

Donnie immediately put the car into gear and pulled away from the curb. Abby lunged for the door handle. "I'm not going to your apartment!"

I grabbed one of her wrists, and then the other.
 


That, my friend, is just messed up. Threats, violence, and holding somebody against their will, equals MESSED UP. 

My need to be around Abby Abernathy overruled any rational thought." 

No, I think there's quite a rational logic behind that need. *cough* Obsession. *cough*

...how fucking selfish I was being, requiring her presence in a place where I knew she could be in danger. 

Then the obvious, human choice would be to tell HER NOT TO GO. But NOOOO, you NEED her there. even though she WAS ASSAULTED the last time she went to one of your freaking fights, Travis. 

Complete concentration was needed to win this fight, and that depended on two things: Abby's presence, and Abby's safety. 

Does anybody else realize how contradictory that is? So you need Abby's presence to win a fight? Okayyyy, how about all those times you won fights when you NEVER KNEW ABBY. And do you honestly think she'll be safe in a place, which I repeat, WHERE SHE WAS ASSAULTED BEFORE. 

"What the fuck, Trent?" I asked, seeing his name on the display. "I called you hours ago. It's not like you're productive at work or anything."

"It hasn't been hours, and I'm sorry. I've been at Cami's."
 


Travis, were you ever taught how to properly how to ask a favor? Do you have any manners ingrained in you? You're a nice brother aren't you? MAYBE TRENT ACTUALLY HAS A LIFE AND DOESN'T STAND AROUND 24/7 WAITING FOR YOU TO CALL HIM AT ANY TIME. That line just really, really annoyed me personally. 

And Trent - DON'T APOLOGIZE TO HIM. You didn't do anything wrong!

1 and ½ coffee cups!


**An advance copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review. However, all opinions remain honest and my own.**

~♥~



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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Book Blitz: Grimm Diaries by Cameron Jace (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

 
Hello darlings! So today I'm super excited to be taking part in a book blitz organized and hosted by Giselle of Xpresso Book Tours! So basically I'll be talking a lot about the Grimm Diaries series, which are a set of e-book exclusive prequels that have to do with retelling or continuing, well, Brother Grimm's fairy tales. I believe these prequels are meant to be teasers for a upcoming series, and I think they look really good. I love the covers. And if you're intrigued like I am, the first 2 bundles (prequels #1-10) are only .99 cents each from the 28th to the 31st!



Grimm Diaries (Prequels #1-6) 
By Cameron Jace  
Release Date: November 19th, 2012

The Grimm Diaries are pages written in a Book of Sand, where each fairy tale character confessed the true stories once altered by the Brothers Grimm two centuries ago. To keep the truth about fairy tales hidden, the Brothers Grimm buried the characters in their dreams to never wake up again. But the curse is broken now, and the characters are allowed to wake up every one hundred years. They intend to tell the truth about really happened, and about an untold cosmic conflict between fairy tale characters.
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The Grimm Diaries Prequels volume 1- 6: Snow White Blood Red, Ashes to Ashes & Cinder to Cinder, Beauty Never Dies, Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Blood ApplesList of available Grimm Diaries Prequels (#1-6): 
1) Snow White Blood Red
2) Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder
3) Beauty Never Dies
4) Ladle Rotten Rat Hut
5) Mary Mary Quite Contrary
6) Blood Apples







Grimm Diaries (Prequels #7-10)
By: Cameron Jace
Release Date: January 18, 2013

What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?
Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again.
This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm
The first book in the Series will be out in February 2013, called SNOW WHITE SORROW.
                                                             =Book Blitz: Grimm's Diaries by Cameron JaceBook Blitz

The Grimm Diaries Prequels volume 7- 10: Once Beauty Twice Beast, Moon & Madly, Rumpelstein, Jawigi

List of available Grimm Diaries Prequels (#7-10):

7) Once Beauty Twice Beast
8) Moon & Madly
9) Rumpelstein
10) Jawigi




The Grimm Diaries, Volume 11-14

Grimm Diaries (Prequels #11-14)
By: Cameron Jace
Release Date: March 28, 2013

10.5) Happy Valentine’s Slay by Wee Willy Winkie The real Sandman Grimm sheds a light on what happened in Jawigi, and tells about how some of the teens in Sorrow spend their Valentine’s Day.
11) Children of Hamlin by the Devil The Devil tells the story of the Piper of Hamlin, who he really is, the historical events he witnessed, and his relationship to Ladle Rat. Most of all, why they call him the Black Death.
12) Tooth & Nail & Fairy Tale by Jack Madly Jack Madly stole a sack full of baby teeth from Bluebeard’s enchanted castle, which reminds him of when he first met the Tooth Fairy when he was a child; a memory he wishes to forget.
13) Ember in the Wind by the Little Match Girl All the Little Match Girl wants is to sell her matches so she uses the money to eat and find shelter from the cold. But no one in the cruel city of crowded London helps her. Eventually, she learns something about who she really is, and it changes her life forever.
14) Jar of Hearts by the Queen of Sorrow The Queen of Sorrow, still trapped in the Dreamworld summons Cassandra, the fortuneteller, to ask her about the identities of Lost Seven. The problem with Cassandra is that she’s cursed that her predictions will never be believed. The Queen is still determined to believe her, but it will cost more than she can bargain for.
Book Blitz





                  Cameron's Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter
Wonderlander, Neverlander, Unicorn-chaser, enchanter, musician, survived a coma, & totally awesome. Sometimes I tell stories. Always luv the little monsters I write young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and science fiction mostly. The Grimm Diaries series is a seven book saga that deals with retellings of fairy tales from a young adult POV - it connects most of the fairy tales together and claims to be the truth about fairy tales. I live in San Fransisco and seriously think circles are way cooler than triangles.


Are you interested in checking the Grimm Diaries out?  Perhaps an excerpt will inspire you! 

~♥~

Excerpt from Snow White Blood Red

Dear Wilhelm Carl Grimm,


She is not that giddy, na├»ve, and helpless princess she pretends to be. Please don’t let her fool you with her innocence if you see her sing to the birds in the forest. Resist her charm from bringing joyful tears to your eyes, and shield yourself from her devious beauty before she deceives you into wanting to kiss her awake. It'll  be a kiss of death. Your death. That’s how she fooled the Huntsman, Prince Charming, and me, her birth mother.
I still remember the original script of the fairy tale, the one you wrote in 1812. It clearly stated that she was my own flesh and blood daughter. I don’t have the slightest idea why you altered it fifty years later.
What was the point of turning me into an evil, narcissistic, and heartless stepmother, blinded by jealousy and envy of the young princess?
For years, I have been looking forward to telling you the truth about her, but you were impossible to reach.
I am glad I found your brother, Jacob. He told me that you wanted to tone the stories down so children could sleep better at night, instead of having nightmares about the Queen who sought to eat her daughter’s heart and liver.
Shame on you, Wilhelm.
You, of all authors, knew why I wanted to kill her. My actions were justified. I was trying to save my kingdom from her wrath, before everything we loved was destined to an end. The same way you had to rewrite the true fairytales after cursing us, so the War of Sorrows would end forever after.
Night after night, and year after year, parents fed their children false bedtime stories, until your lies grew into inescapable memories. Your happily ever after lies, Wilhelm, shaped the so called fairy tale world.
I wondered why you didn’t burn the original scripts, instead of rewriting them. You must have figured out that sooner or later someone would dig up the truth and expose you. Altering it was the smarter solution. You let children believe that the bites were resurrecting kisses, and that torturing glass coffins were made for sleeping beauties, waiting for a prince to come and kiss them awake.
A wise man once said that the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he was someone else. You did the same with us, Wilhelm. You turned us into pastiches of the immortals that we really are, and made it harder for us if wanted to persuade the world otherwise.
I know that you did it to save us from her. And I appreciate how you concealed our real names, or we would have ended up like Rumpelstiltskin, tortured by those who knew of his real name.
But sometimes, I can’t help but wonder why no one ever questioned why I was called the Evil Queen, and why I was never given a real name in the books.
Was I so superficial to the world, so stereotypical and mundane? Why was I treated as if I were the monster of the week?
You know what I think? I think that the world never got the time to hate me. It just wanted to hate me long before it met me.
If I tell those who detest me about the true nature of their little princess, would they ever care about me half as much as they care about her?
I know that deep inside, they adore me. They like the way I talk, walk, dress, and even the way I kill.
They are just afraid to admit how much they love me. I am the Snow White Queen, strong enough that I don’t need anyone’s pity or love, because I am loved by the greatest and most majestic heart in the world:
Mine.



Because it's...


So the giveaway is going to be fairly simple. But before I get on with the rules, I'll give you guys a look at the prize: 

 The Grimm Diaries, Volume 11-14

So what can you win? 

One copy of each Grimm Diaries Bundle! There are three in total, combining together to make 14 prequels. And all this can be yours! 

All you have to do is leave a comment down below with a legitimate email address where I can reach you if you happen to win the giveaway. You will be given 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. 

All you need to do is comment! No extra work is required! However, if you would like extra entries into the contest, the breakdown is something like this: 

Comment with email: 1 entry
GFC follower: 1 entry
Tweet about giveaway: 1 entry

You do not need to be a GFC follower or tweet this contest to enter.  Again, all you have to do is comment with your email to be entered. The other two are just extra options if you would like additional entries, and are in no way required. However, if you do complete the extra entries, tell me that in your comment like this: 

Ari 
ari123@yahoo.com (Please don't actually send anything to this email. It's purely for example purposes, and I do not know if there is an actual holder of this address.)
 Extra Entries: 
GFC follower: AriLoves
Tweet: twitter.com/42342423

Simple enough? However, if you include in your comment that you followed Wake Up at Seven through GFC, please leave the name you followed under, so I can verify it. If you tweeted about this contest, leave the twitter link, so I can verify that. It's not that I don't trust any of you darlings, but better safe than sorry right? I want there to be a fair chance for everybody! 

So wrap-up: You can have a total of three entries into this contest. 

Contest ends: April 12, 2013 at Midnight; Eastern Time


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead (5)


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The Fiery Heart
By: Richelle Mead
Release Date: November 19th, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . . But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.
Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.
Add THE FIERY HEART to Goodreads

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 Need I say more? It's Richelle Mead. And there's Adrian. I NEED. 

GIVE ME THE BOOK OR GIVE ME DEATH.


...on second though, never mind. I think I can wait. I wanna be alive when I finally get to start reading this one, you know? But still. 

ADRIAN! 

I wonder if there's a gif. for that. 


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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

#VMAFIA - Cover Reveal: THE LIBERATOR by Victoria Scott

Hello darlings, 

I have a question for you, my dearest reader. Have you ever heard of:

The Collector (Dante Walker, #1)The Collector
By: Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: April 2, 2013

He makes good girls...bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.
Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn't want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:
Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.
Dante doesn't know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.
Add THE COLLECTOR to Goodreads

So have you? Have you? Cause if you haven't, you must learn about it now. Cause it is awesome. Cause everything about it's male protagonist is awesome. Cause the book is awesome and flippin' hilarious. But as much as I would like to just go on and on about Dante Walker, that's not what I'm here for. 

Fans of Dante (if you know what I'm talking about (; *wink wink*) will be delighted to hear that today I bring to you...

DRUM ROLE PLEASE! 

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*cricket chirp* 

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Okay, whatever. No drum role than. I'LL JUST MAKE MY OWN. HA. YOU CAN'T STOP ME!

Don't you dare say anything. IT WAS THE CLOSEST THING I COULD FIND ON A MOMENT'S  NOTICE. 

And if you have to say anything, you can just say that I'm unbelievably creative. That works. Cause I am. *cheers* 

Pfft. What is this being modest thing you're talking about? Never heard of it. 

OH MY GOD. Getting back on track. WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS? 

With the feet-style drum role playing, I bring to you...

THE LIBERATOR COVER REVEAL!

The Liberator
By: Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: September 3, 2013

Unfortunately, the blurb for The Liberator will be released in April 2013, so I can't provide you guys with a summary. :( *sniff*

HOWEVER, on Goodreads, in place on the synopsis, you can find a message from Victoria, and maybe, just maybe, a little something from Dante. **The following is taken directly from Goodreads.**

Hey guys! While I can't reveal many details yet, I will say this book was enormously emotional to write. More action, new characters, higher stakes, and a whole lot of sexy. I hope you enjoy reading the next chapter of Dante Walker's story!

By the way, Dante wants me to tell you..."Things only get darker from here, doll. Might want to hold my hand for this."
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AHHHH. SO EXCITED FOR BOTH THESE RELEASES. I want a finished copy of The Collectors so bad, and The Liberator should come out, like, yesterday. 

LOVE. ♥  

#VMAFIA;

xoxo, Kaede.