Wednesday, January 28, 2015

{Waiting on Wednesday} The Memory Key by Liana Liu

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

The Memory Key by Liana Liu
Release Date: March 3rd, 2015
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Published by: Harper Teen
Pages: 368

About The Book
In a five-minutes-into-the-future world, a bereaved daughter must choose between losing memories of her mother to the haze of time and the reality-distorting, visceral pain of complete, perfect recall.

Lora Mint is determined not to forget.

Though her mother’s been dead for five years, Lora struggles to remember every detail about her—most importantly, the specific events that occurred the night she sped off in her car, never to return.

But in a world ravaged by Vergets disease, a viral form of Alzheimer’s, that isn’t easy. Usually Lora is aided by her memory key, a standard-issue chip embedded in her brain that preserves memories just the way a human brain would. Then a minor accident damages Lora’s key, and her memories go haywire. Suddenly Lora remembers a moment from the night of her mother’s disappearance that indicates her death was no accident. Can she trust these formerly forgotten memories? Or is her ability to remember every painful part of her past driving her slowly mad—burying the truth forever?

Lora’s longing for her lost mother and journey to patch up her broken memories is filled with authentic and poignant emotion. Her race to uncover the truth is a twisty ride. In the end, Liana Liu’s story will spark topical conversations about memory and privacy in a world that is reliant on increasingly invasive forms of technology.

Why I Want To Read This Book
This book sounds really, really interesting!  I think that spin on a viral breakout of Alzheimer’s is really interesting. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

{Top Ten Tuesday} Top Ten Books I'd Love To Read With A Book Club

This is a weekly meme created by Broke and Bookish.  Every week there will be a new subject to create a top 10 list of.

This week’s subject:
Top Ten Books I’d Love To Read With A Book Club

1.)    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

2.)                      Dare Me by Megan Abbott

3.) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

4.)                      Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

5.)                       Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

6.)                      The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

7.)                       The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

8.)                        Intensity by Dean Koontz

9.)                       Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Arementrout

10.)                    Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

Sunday, January 25, 2015

{Review} Wait for You by J. Lynn

Wait for You
Published: February 26th, 2013 by J. Lynn
Series: Wait for You #1
Source: Bought from Amazon
Genre: NA, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 331

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

So I absolutely love the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, which has made her an auto-buy author for me.  I have bought almost all of her books, but I realized that I have not even read half of them and figured I better change that.  With my new obsession with New Adult, I thought that Wait for Me was the best place to start and it most defiantly did not disappoint! 

I think that most people that have read a book by Armentrout would agree that she creates amazing stories that are addicting.  I was in a horrible reading slump, 2 months to be precise, and this book resurrected my love of reading.  The pacing of the plot was fantastic, the characters were amazing, and although the mystery was not too hard to figure out, it was still intriguing.  My only real problem with this book is that the writing was not on the same level as the story and characters, but was not bad by any means.  Armentrout does tend to use a lot of the similar phrases, such as “sweet baby Jesus”, several times in several of her books.  Although it makes it obvious that this is an Armentrout book, it sometimes sticks out like a sore thumb and gets to be a little too much.    

I absolutely loved all of the characters in this book!  Avery was a great main protagonist and I enjoyed seeing her character development.  However, her character was very generic when it comes to New Adult books.  I liked Cam, but when he was first described, he was defiantly not my ‘type’.  He did grow on me as the book progressed and I did really like his character.  I did find it awkward when he used sweetheart as a term of endearment several times because it just didn’t fit for his character, but it was not enough to make me not fall in love with his character.  I really liked all of the side characters and could defiantly tell that Armentrout was setting up future books.

I would really, really recommend this book for anyone interested in New Adult books or that just loves Jennifer L. Armentrout.  I really liked this book and have already bought the rest in the series so I can marathon them.  I don’t know if it was only my copy, which I bought the e-book from Amazon, but while reading I kept finding a lot of errors.  I would still have bought the book even with the errors because they were not too distracting, but they were somewhat annoying.  Overall, I think that this was a great first book to an amazing series that I am excited to continue reading.


 Check out the other books in the Wait for You series!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

{Waiting on Wednesday} Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking theSpine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Release Date: March 3rd, 2015
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery
Published by: Harper Collins
Pages: 358

About The Book
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

Why I Want To Read This Book
Another YA mystery that I need to read.  I think that this sounds really good and I love that it sounds like it will be a character driven book.

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