Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (3)

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine. A book meme where you show what book you are excitedly waiting for to be released!

My (Awesome) Pick:
The Goddess Test by
Aimee Carter (Goodreads Author)
It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.  
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

OMG...I have to read this book! I am a big Greek mythology geek; I fell in love with this cover it is so beautiful and the story is even prettier! I found this book in my fellow blog-anchor jess’s Goodreads To-Read pile. And it looks awesome; I really like the idea of Kate’s love interest “Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing.” What a catch you are Henry, not to mention he is Hades-the underworld god! And he will take Kate as his bride with a bribe to save her mom. I am sure romance will ensue, and perhaps Kate will make Henry have a soul and what’s more show him what love is! This novel is going to be interesting, I have never heard of such a testing and twisted way to find love. I hope you can all get a chance to preorder or borrow and read it when it comes out this April 19th 2011.
P.s. What do you think these seven tests are? Comment your guess! =D

Saturday, April 9, 2011

In My Mailbox (3)

In my mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. This week I only have one book, since I'm saving up for a lot of books that I plan to get in the near future. In my first IMM, I got Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead. This week I got Blood Promise by Richelle Mead, because it's the book before that one! But, now I can continue reading the Vampire Academy books! YAY!
Blood Promise (book #4) by Richelle Mead

-What did you get in your IMM?
-Any books you recommend? --Jess

Friday, April 8, 2011

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by
Laurie Viera Rigler Pages: 304 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Realeased in: August 2, 2007

(source: Goodreads)

 In this Jane Austen-inspired comedy, love story, and exploration of identity and destiny, a modern LA girl wakes up as an Englishwoman in Austen's time.

After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy?

Not only is Courtney stuck in another woman's life, she is forced to pretend she actually is that woman; and despite knowing nothing about her, she manages to fool even the most astute observer. But not even her love of Jane Austen has prepared Courtney for the chamber pots and filthy coaching inns of nineteenth-century England, let alone the realities of being a single woman who must fend off suffocating chaperones, condomless seducers, and marriages of convenience. Enter the enigmatic Mr. Edgeworth, who fills Courtney's borrowed brain with confusing memories that are clearly not her own.

Try as she might to control her mind and find a way home, Courtney cannot deny that she is becoming this other woman-and being this other woman is not without its advantages: Especially in a looking-glass Austen world. Especially with a suitor who may not turn out to be a familiar species of philanderer after all.

I am a huge Jane Austen fan, so I naturally freaked over this book. The main character Courtney is sent backwards in time to Regency Era in London and surprise it is very different! I had a lot of expectations for this book, maybe I set myself for failure. I was expecting a tall dark brooding Mr.Darcy (from P&P) to jump out of every single scene (I know, delusional) but I was disappointed with the male lead--he was more realistic and according to his time than I like. It was funny and a good read, but not a lot of romance-->which was why I was there! I did find a lot of the main character’s comments and situations funny and actually laughed and enjoys a specific scene in there, which I recommend if you are a Jane Austen fan. Overall I enjoyed it, I would recommend it to Jane Austen fans—but if you are looking for romance look elsewhere.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine. A book meme where you show what book you are excitedly waiting for it release.

My Pick:
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

" Mara wakes up from a coma with no memory of the accident that caused the deaths of her best friend, boyfriend, and boyfriend's sister. The doctors tell her parents that starting over in a new state, a new school will be good for her and to let the memories come back on their own. But Mara's new start is anything but when she sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere and her world is falling apart. And then she begins to see people's deaths before they happen - at least she thinks that is what is happenning. On top of that, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can't seem to leave her alone, but is his agenda more than he leads on?" Goodreads

Here we go readers! I’m pretty sure many of you have already seen this book in other blogs, but for those of you who haven’t – voila! I have to say, my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw that beautiful cover! The colors, they’re so pretty, and it sends of this vibe that just screams “I will blow you away!” It could just only be me! I absolutely love the figures on the cover, it took me a while to realize there was a guy behind the girl, made it even cooler!
Now, the plot sounds awesome. Especially the part where Mara starts to see the way people die before it comes true. What really got me intrigued is when it mentions that the most beautiful boy won’t leave her alone. What does he want? Or . . . what is he? that's my question. I get a bunch of ideas, but who knows. The only way to find out about this book is to read it! And I am seriously stoked till the day it is released! The cover itself just grabs your attention, and the summary as its partner-in-crime gives this book a place on my TBR pile!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

In My Mailbox (2)

Hey fellow readers!! Welcome to IMM, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren! Lets get started! This week I only have one book. It's time to pick it up and give it some love! This book was first in the hands of Le Petit's blogger, Eela. She was really nice to pass it down to me.<3
Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson

Happy Reading! -- Jess
Also. . . City of Fallen Angels will be out soon!! I'm excited! Are you?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Forget You by Jennifer Echols
Pages: 304 (paperback)
Publisher: MTV
Realeased in: July 20th, 2010

There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four- year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people— suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug." Goodreads.

Forget you is a beautiful book. It’s so hard to form a proper review for this, because it makes me want to say so much. Nonetheless, this is a book I would not spoil for anyone! It is epically worth the read!
The story is so different from anything I’ve read so far. The main character, Zoey, gets into an accident and forgets everything that she did the night before. Of course, this would have been a not so bad thing if two boys weren’t involved in the mysterious night. What did she do?  It keeps you at the edge of your seat, letting your mind formulate different scenarios as to what had happened. Doug’s attitude takes a complete turn with Zoey, so much that she fears what she is trying to remember. Brandon acts differently as well. This makes you ask yourself, “what happened?! “

 These were page turners! Not only because of the story, but because of the characters too! They are so interestingly developed, that you feel like you’re Zoey. You see why she acts certain ways and approaches her situation differently. Zoey is a girl who is set on being perfect with the grades and relationships. Even so, with that type of mentality, I grew to understand her. I absolutely love the way Echols creates the characters relationship, it makes it real and possible. They don’t just jump into love from one moment to next! But you actually see that relationship form and attract the other person. Brandon, with his handsome looks comes off as someone harmless and yet, is not. He has an interesting mix of characteristics that is hard to explain without spoiling anything. However, Doug was a charming character, and oh so sexy. I grew to love him the instant I began reading. He’s realistic with a more-behind-this-face kind of thing. However not only do you read the attraction, but you feel it too when reading the book. Sex is a big topic in this book, it mentions it a lot. This only made the book a better read, because truthfully it’s part of a love life. It does not give anything explicit, but Echols certainly does know how to cleanly slip in a few “WOOHOO”s with very little words. This book is one that you do not want to pass by. At all.
I love this book! Take it for granted that I will be reading more of Echols books in the near future!
Thanks for reading!
-- Jess