Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: (Don't You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!

This week I am waiting for...

(Don't You) Forget About MeWelcome to Gardnerville.
A place where no one gets sick. And no one ever dies.
Except...There’s a price to pay for paradise. Every fourth year, the strange power that fuels the town exacts its payment by infecting teens with deadly urges. In a normal year in Gardnerville, teens might stop talking to their best friends. In a fourth year, they’d kill them.
Four years ago, Skylar’s sister, Piper, was locked away after leading sixteen of her classmates to a watery grave. Since then, Skylar has lived in a numb haze, struggling to forget her past and dull the pain of losing her sister. But the secrets and memories Piper left behind keep taunting Skylar—whispering that the only way to get her sister back is to stop Gardnerville’s murderous cycle once and for all.
Goodreads  Release Date: June 10th 2014 

Why am I waiting?

This book sounds so creepy and so weird, but I really want to read it.
(mostly because of those two things)

What are you waiting on?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Cover Redesigns (For Better and For Worse)

Hosted each week by The Broke and the Bookish, it's a meme for listing the top ten for everything bookish.
NOTICE:Today's Top Ten is actually "Rewind". meaning that I choose a previous Top Ten topic. I'm not sure if this was a Top Ten topic, but I'm doing it anyway.

Cover redesigns can be irritating.
Redesigns absolutely LOVE to mess up our bookshelves so the covers won't match (this especially happens when the covers change in the middle of a frexing series!)
Then there are the beautiful covers that are redesigned into, well, complete crap.

Cover redesigns can also be a blessing.
Sometimes a really ugly cover will be redesigned into something beautiful!
(this rarely seems to happen though)

My point is that some cover redesigns are bad, some are good.

*These are in no certain order*

Let's start with the bad news first.
These are the cover redesigns that I was not too happy about.
1.Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)
The first covers are some of my favorite covers!
And they're changed to boring metal covers.

2.The Diviners series by Libba Bray
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
The DivinersLair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2)
What were they thinking?!
"The first cover is too plain. Let's have a new cover! This time with people that glow!"
How was this a good idea?!?!

3.Secrets of the Eternal Rose series by Fiona Paul
Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)Belladonna (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #2)
Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)Belladonna (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #2)Starling (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #3)
The first covers are beautiful.
The new ones look like cheesy romance covers...

4.The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)Star Cursed (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #2)Sisters' Fate (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #3)
The new covers just bore me.

5.Crewel World series by Gennifer Albin
Crewel (Crewel World, #1)
CrewelAltered (Crewel World, #2)Unraveled (Crewel World, #3)
The first cover was gorgeous! Then we get the generic girl covers...

Now for the good news!
These are the covers I actually liked!
6.Curse Workers series by Holly Black
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2)
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2)Black Heart (Curse Workers, #3)
I don't know why, but I find the first covers laughable!

7. Ashes trilogy by IlsaJ. Bick
Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1)
Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1)Shadows (Ashes Trilogy, #2)Monsters (Ashes Trilogy, #3)
I am so happy that they changed these covers!! That first one gives me nightmares! *shudders*

8.Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)
So glad that they changed the cover!
Beautiful Eyes trump Random Girl in Prom Dress any day.

9.Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephenie Perkins
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)Isla and the Happily Ever After
The first ones are not horrible, but I prefer the new ones.

10.Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
The first cover wasn't bad, but Celaena looks more badass in the newer covers.

There's a whole lot more that I could have added, but in the essence of time, these are my favorite and least favorite cover redesigns.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #25

A meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where all the book nerds can post about the lovely (or not so lovely) books that they've got this week (or weeks in my case).

P.S. If you click the book's link, it will take you to the GoodReads page.

Books I've Read in the Last Two Weeks!
Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)     Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)     Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)    The Little Android (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.9)

Alienated (Alienated, #1)     Skylark (Skylark, #1)     Shadowlark (Skylark, #2)     Ashes of Twilight (Ashes Trilogy, #1)

Cruel Beauty     Enchantment (Spellbound, #3)     Evertrue (Everneath, #3)     The Life Beyond (The Other Life, #2)

If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)     A Blaze of Sun (A Shade of Vampire, #5)     Untraceable (Nature of Grace, #1)     Ten

The Waking Dark     Infinite (Newsoul, #3)      Reaping Me Softly (The Reaper Series #1)

Checked Out From The Library!
Infinite (Newsoul, #3)     Ten      If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)      Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)

Velveteen      The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)

Books Bought
Physical copies:
From Barnes & Noble 
Shadowlark by Megan Spooner
 Split Second by Kasie West

I took me forever to get my hands on Ignite Me & Split Second!!!! (It's a long story)

 From the Used Bookstore

Ebook copies:
Books Borrowed
A Blaze of Sun (A Shade of Vampire, #5)

Thanks to Lendle!

So, what books did you get?