Saturday, March 17, 2012


"Everneath" (Book #1) by Brodi Ashton
Hardcover: 370 pages
Published: Harper Collins/Balzer + Bray (January 24, 2012)

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

This book is pretty good.  It's a neat blend of mythology and our current time.  I found it hard to follow the supposed love interest as Nikki is so confused and unemotional most of the time.  I started getting tired of reading it towards the end.  Of course, it's going to be a series.  Oh joy.  The cover was pretty.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In My Stack

Hopefully these books will be good.  They look good!


"Bumped" by Megan McCafferty
Hardcover: 323 pages
Published: Balzer + Bray (April 26, 2011)

In 2036 New Jersey, when teens are expected to become fanatically religious wives and mothers or high-priced Surrogettes for couples made infertile by a widespread virus, 16-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony find in one another the courage to believe they have choices.

Couldn't finish.  I just couldn't get past the slang that these kids use in this book.  It sounded like a really cool story idea, too.  Just. Couldn't. Do. It.  No star rating since I didn't finish.  Sorry guys.

Fallen in Love

"Fallen in Love" by Lauren Kate
Hardcover: 201 pages
Published: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers (January 24, 2012)

Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.

And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine's Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they
least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce
will spend a night together like none other.

Lauren Kate's FALLEN IN LOVE is filled with love stories . . . the ones everyone has been waiting for.

True love never says goodbye. . .

Uugghh.  Don't waste your time on this one.  I absolutely love the "Fallen" books, but this one didn't even seem like it was written by Lauren Kate.  It lacked the depth of the characters in her other books, and the stories were cheesy.  The cover was pretty.


The Pledge

"The Pledge" by Kimberly Derting
Hardcover: 323 pages
Published: Margaret K. McElderry (November 15, 2011)

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

I wanted to really like this book.  I tried.  It was entertaining, but didn't keep my interest very long.  It could have been much better, but at least I finally finished a book.  Lately, I haven't found a good enough book.  I know that I won't read the next one in the series. 

This book was cool in that it felt like it was taking place during the Medieval times, but was actually in the future.  Maybe I need to switch to historical themed books...hmmm.