Friday, March 2, 2012

The BIG Switcheroo

PhotobucketHi peeps! I'm currently attempting to move from Blogger to WordPress. It's nerve wracking and I'm a bit scared! My site may be down for a bit, and it will probably look wonky while I try to decide on format/design. I'm trying to make the switch as smoothly as possible, and hope to have the new site up and running as soon as possible.

Please excuse the mess while I work through it, and cross your fingers for me! I've backed everything up multiple times just in case :).


Thanks!

DIVERGENT: The Choosing Ceremony

Hi peeps! To hold us over until the release of Insurgent (May 1, 2012!), HarperCollins created an awesome app on the Divergent Facebook page where you can choose factions for celebrities and/or your friends! It's fun and kind of addictive, check it out (clicking the graphic takes you there):

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Insurgent (Divergent #2) releases 5.1.2012, and the day can't come fast enough... because I don't know about you, but I need a Four fix! 

Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Format: Advance Reader Copy
Source: Publisher
Genre: YA, Dystopian
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Buy: Amazon | IndieBound

I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,  
push, 
push, 
push,
like Raven taught me to do. 
The old life is dead. 
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her. 
I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite. (Goodreads)

Delirium was one of my favorite reads of 2011, and I was thrilled to get my hands on Pandemonium! This installment shocked me (in a good way). It’s so different from Delirium in both tone and setting, and nothing like what I was expecting. The story is told from Lena's perspective, but the chapters alternate between "Then" and "Now". It took a few chapters for me to adjust to the flow, but for Lena’s story, I think this format is brilliant.

In Pandemonium, Lena is grieving and angry… she’s no longer the innocent, somewhat na├»ve girl we came to know in Delirium. She’s defiant and courageous – a fighter. By alternating between her present and past, the reader is able to see, and understand why Lena has so drastically changed.

Pandemonium is much darker, and more intense than Delirium. In comparison, Delirium seems light and romantic! This installment has new characters, and a fantastic plot that grips you and doesn’t let go. Lauren Oliver’s writing is so vivid and beautiful… immersing you in her world, and making you feel each of Lena’s emotions.

This is a must read for fans of Delirium! It will shock you, but you will love it. Pandemonium’s ending left me with my jaw hanging open and dying for Requim (book 3)! I love this series; if you haven’t read Delirium yet, get to it, pronto.

Author Links: websiteblog | twitter | facebook | goodreads

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March 7th: World Read Aloud Day!

World Read Aloud Day is a week away! Watch this video and check out the links to learn more.
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I've registered, have you?! 

Waiting on Wednesday (40)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The week's WoW feature is:


Publisher: MTV Books
Release Date: July 10, 2012


High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.

But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business--until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers--and the consequences could be deadly. (Goodreads)

OK, so I was hooked by the first line of the synopsis! A girl who loves to fly airplanes, and wants a career as a pilot?! Heck yeah! Being a girl who loves to fly herself (but no, I'm not a pilot), and has pilot friends, this is right up my alley. Not to mention that this is by Jennifer Echols, which means there will be hot romance involved. I can't wait to get my hands on this one :).

What book are you anxiously waiting for this week?! Let me know in the comments!
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