Saturday, January 31, 2015

RECENT COVER REVEALS: January 2015 Edition

Here are last month's cover reveal:

The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil #3)
The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil, #3)

Ungodly (Goddess War #3)
Ungodly (Goddess War #3)

Lying Out Loud
Lying Out Loud - Kody Keplinger

The Clouded Sky (Earth & Sky)
The Clouded Sky by Megan Crewe

Gods Of Chaos (Red Magic #2)
Gods Of Chaos by Jen McConnel

The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #3)
The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #3)

The Game of Lives (The Mortality Doctrine #3)
The Game of Lives - James Dashner,

Public Enemies (Immortal Game, #2)
#CoverReveal Public Enemies (Immortal Game, #2) - Ann Aguirre

Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy, #3)
Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy, #3)

Trust Me, I'm Trouble (Trust Me, #2)
#CoverReveal Trust Me, I'm Trouble (Trust Me, #2) - Mary Elizabeth Summer

Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy, #2)
#CoverReveal Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy, #2) by Danielle L. Jensen

The Shadow Stealer (Silver Moon Saga, #3)
The Shadow Stealer (Silver Moon Saga, #3)

Hotel Ruby
#CoverReveal Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

A Curious Tale of the In-Between (Pram #1)
A Curious Tale of the In-Between - Lauren DeStefano

Heart of Stone (Gods & Monsters, #4)
Heart of Stone (Gods & Monsters, #4) by Kelly Keaton | Publication date February 17th 2015

Need - Joelle Charbonneau,

Harmonic (Dissonance, #1.5)
Harmonic (Dissonance, #1.5)

The Infinite (Gates of Thread and Stone, #2)
The Infinite (Gates of Thread and Stone, #2)

The Wizard Returns (Dorothy Must Die #0.3)
The Wizard Returns (Dorothy Must Die) - Danielle Paige

Immortal Game (Immortal Game, #1)
Redesigned #CoverReveal Immortal Game (Immortal Game, #1) - Ann Aguirre

Life Unaware
Life Unaware - Cole Gibsen

A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House #1)
A School for Unusual Girls - Kathleen Baldwin

Dream a Little Dream (Silver, #1)
Dream a Little Dream (Silver, #1)

Which cover is your favorite?

Stacking the Shelves (January 31st 2015)

Hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is where all the book nerds can post about the lovely (or not so lovely) books that they've got this week.

Not much really happened this week, but I did get to read a few books.

P.S. The covers take you to the book's Goodreads page!

Books I've Read in the Past Week

Checked Out from Library

Books Bought


For Review

Books I Reviewed
(The covers are linked to my review)

Anyway, what books did you haul in this week?

Friday, January 30, 2015

REVIEW: Collide by Melissa West

Collide (The Taking, #3)
Military legacy Ari Alexander has survived alien spies, WWIV, and a changing world order. But when the new leader of Earth uses Jackson—the only boy she's ever let herself care about—to get to her, Ari has no choice but to surrender.

To free Jackson, she agrees to travel to the national bases to train others to fight. What she discovers is a land riddled with dying people. Ari has the power to heal by turning the fighters into aliens—half-breeds like her. If she succeeds, together, they have a chance at overthrowing the alien leader, Zeus. But if she fails, everyone she holds dear will be wiped away forever.

Once again, everything Ari’s come to believe is thrown into question. In a world of uncertainty, loyalties are tested, lies are uncovered, and no one can be trusted. If Ari and Jackson have any hope at survival and at preserving a life for the future, they must fight the final war with their eyes wide open.

I received an ecopy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


This is such an amazing series and I was not disappointed in this conclusion!

This takes place directly after the events in Hover. Ari is back on Earth and Earth happens to have a new leader, who is borderline a dictator. The new leader is intent on the fact that Ari knows Zeus's plans to destroy the human race and uses Jackson to torture her. But Ari is intent on saving Jackson and finding a peaceful war to save the human race, or she will lose everyone she loves.

I have a huge love for alien books and the world-building in this series is phenomenal! It not as much in this book, as this book takes place entirely on Earth, but the idea of the Ancients and this dystopian futuristic Earth is so vividly created.

Also, the characters in this series are so well-developed! It's been awhile since I've read the first book, but Ari and basically any of the characters, have grown so much since that first book and it is both amazing and heartbreaking! I love Ari and how strong she has become. I love how loyal she is to her friends and family. I also love how great many of the supporting characters were.

The romance was also really great! I love Ari and Jackson together and I rooted for them from the start. We still get to see how much they loved each other in this book, without distracting from the plot.

My only issues with this book is the epilogue. It's not a bad epilogue, but it's really cheesy and it's the cliche epilogue you get with most conclusions of series. Again, not bad, I just could've been fine without it.

If you love this series, I honestly don't see why you wouldn't read this one! It's a great conclusion and just as good as the other books! I hope to see more by Melissa West!

I hereby give this book
5 Wheels

Meaning: A new favorite!