January 31, 2013

February Books

February 5th
Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
Shatter Me & Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
These only if I really think I'll have the time to read both of them (and I won't)

February 5th
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)

Cinder & Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I already own Cinder, so I really want to read these books this month!

February 19th
Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)

Mind Games by Kiersten White
I have an E-galley :)

February 26th
Fragments (Partials, #2)

Fragments by Dan Wells
Loved Partials, so this one is a must!

February 5th
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
Etiquette Espionage by Gail Carriger

Maybe I'll get the ebook...

February 12th
Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)

Pivot Point by Kasie West
If there's any way I could squeeze this in, I will!

February 26th
Dualed (Dualed, #1)
Dualed by Elsie Chapman
Why don't they have this in paperback, too? *whines*

February 5th
City of a Thousand Dolls
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Foster

February 5th

Cross My Heart, Hope To Die (The Lying Game, #5)

Cross My Heart, Hopte To Die by Sara Shepard
I've read the first four books, so I'll probably give into this guilty pleasure again :)

February 12th
Dance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows, #1)

Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black

I'm pretty sure I'll get this one for my Kindle.

February 26th

Also Known As

Also Known As by Robin Benway

February 28th

Geek Girl

Geek Girl by Holly Smale
I've already read it and it was sooo much fun! You've got to pick this one up!

February 15th

Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3)

Wither, Sever by Lauren DeStefano
Although this series seems to be amazing, I'll have to wait a while to read it ... I really don't want my TBR pile growing any higher right now...

February 12th

Breaking Point (Article 5, #2)

Breaking Point by Kirsten Simmons
Another series I actually wanted to read...someday, I guess :)

February 26th

The Madness Underneath (Shades of London, #2)

The Name of the Star and The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
Ditto! But I might get to this one a little earlier...it sounds so different and interesting!

February 5th
Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society, #3)

Heist Society, Uncommon Criminals and Perfect Soundrels by Ally Carter
See above...

February 26th

The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, #3)

I actually own the first book, The Goddess Test and I hope I can squeeze this one in this month, and maybe the other two, too...

February 12th
Override (Glitch, #2)

Override by Heather Anastasiu
I actually enjoyed Glitch a lot last summer, but now I have absolutely no interest in the sequel anymore...does that happen to you, too?

My Momentous Month of January

For all of you who don't know this already My Momentous Month is a meme hosted by the blog Downright Dystopian and it gives us the opportunity to share a detailed view of our reading month, have fun!

Vortex (Tempest, #2)Geek GirlThrough the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments ReaderClockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)Tempest (Tempest, #1)

Books Read in January 2013
Tempest by Julie Cross  (TBR Pile Challenge)
Clockwork Angel by Cassndra Clare (TBR Pile Challenge/Paranormal Challenge)
Shadowhunters and Downworlders
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (TBR Pile/Sequel/Paranormal Challenge)
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (Sequel Challenge)
Geek Girl by Holly Smale (DA Challenge)
Vortex by Julie Cross (Sequel/Paranormal Challenge)

I know, I know. I wanted to read more. But with school taking up more and more time, this was all I could manage. And I'm still pretty proud I read this many books at all.

Reviews Posted in January 2013

To Be Read for February 2013
Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Mind Games by Kiersten White
Fragments by Dan Wells (Sequel Challenge)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
How To Save a Life by Sarah Zarr (TBR Pile Challenge)

The rest is really just going to be picks off my bookshelf or the bookstore...I'm so fed up with people telling me what to do right now, I really don't need to add pressure on the one thing that lets me escape from pressure :)

Favorite Book of the Month
Mhm...Geek Girl was a lot of fun and just what I needed, so I guess I'll go with that one. Then again, I read so many really awesome books! I've got to at leasts mention Tempest, Vortex and Through the Evernight!

Favorites in Each Genre
Dystopian: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Paranormal Romance: N/A
Contemporary: Geek Girl by Holly Smale
Steampunk: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Historical Fiction N/A
Fantasy: Vortex by Julie Cross

Favorite Cover of the Month

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Favorite Characters of the Month:
Harriet from Geek Girl - the most hilarious geek you'll ever meet!

Favorite setting/world of the Month:
Once again (as in November, I believe) the world Veronica Rossi created in her books!

January 30, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

The Carrie Diaries (The Carrie Diaries, #1)

Sooo, I know this book has not been getting the best reviews and I never really got into the original Sex and the City (I guess I'm just too young to still identify with that show), but as I'm typing this I'm watching the second Episode of the Carrie Diaries TV show and I'm liking it, so I figured I should at least try the books....and I might be a little obsessed with the idea of running out and getting them right now :)

January 29, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters Ever

1) Bella Swan from Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
I don't have to comment on this, do I? Okay.
2) Laurel Sewell from Wings by Aprylinne Pike
I've only read the first book in this series and in my review I stated that I do see the potential in it, but...Laurel was just too perfect for me...
3) Anna Whitt from Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
I know many of you guys loved this book, but really? No. Flawless, always feeling obligated to do the right thing Anna was just...no! See review for this for more details. And cuss words, I might add.
4) Patty Whitt from Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
She. Had. No. Personality. Or an opinion on things. She was so weird.
5) Kaiden Rowe from Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
You're right, I should stop now. You probably got my point, didn't you? :D
6) Rachel Adams from Defiance by CJ Redwine
I know. Once again a book everyone loved ...except for myself. But I can't help it. At some points Rachel just acted so stupid and I know that was supposed to look impulsive, but...to me it was just really dumb.
7) Harper from Wake by Amanda Hocking
One word: overprotection. I sincerely hope I am not the kind of big sister she is (although I probably totally am...)
8) Emma Ward from Blue Sky Days by Marie Landry
Woah...this was a book I really didn't like. Mainly because the MC (Emma) would not stop lecturing me about not driving when you're emotionally unstable!!!
9) Lucas from Evernight by Claudia Grey
We started out great...towards the middle of the book things went pretty much downhill :/
10) Dexter from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
It's not too bad as I liked the book anyway, but that character? I just couldn't warm up to him!

January 28, 2013

Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel
by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Hardcover, 1st Edition, 479 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry Books 

Other works by this author:
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader

RATING: 3/3 Smarties (with a tear in their eyes)

A Long Story...Short!

Clockwork Angel was a good novel on its own, a nice beginning to a new series. It featured sympathetic characters with partially unique backgrounds but not very special personalities. The dialogue was kind of witty and definitely entertaining, the plot as well as the writing was very fluent and easy to understand but never boring. Sooo...what about all this unemotional blabber, you ask? Well, this book did not blow my mind. It didn't even come close. I liked it, yes, but having read The Mortal Instruments this one felt pretty redundant to me and it could not even touch my high expectations...sorry!

Review for You:

As you could read above this book did not amaze me as I thought it would. I never really understood the hype around The Mortal Instruments - until the last two books. That series only grew on me when I became so attached to the characters (in City of Fallen Angels) that I just had to know if they'd survive the next few chapters - or, even more important, if they would end up with the love of their lives. It's exactly the same for me with the Infernal Devices. 
I mean, I just have to give big credit to Clare's writing. I felt more like watching a movie than reading a book, her writing is descriptive, but not too over the top. I could easily follow the characters and the plot, I could spend hours reading this book because my head never needed a break. So, really, A+ for writing and storytelling. 
What I have to criticize is the actual story - I even got a little mad a few times throughout the story because if you write a new book, set in the same world as your other series and with different characters, then please make it different!!! I don't want to read another story and feel like the only thing about the characters that has changed is their names! This is especially true for Will - who reminded me SO much on Jace!
From Tessa, the MC, I would've wanted a bit more personality as a whole, Jem was okay. No, great even. a well - rounded character that seemed completely unique to me.
All together, I can't - and won't - say that this was a bad book, because it so wasn't! If I wasn't familiar with Clare's other books, I'd simply say this was one very good Urban Fantasy novel, but it didn't have that last special touch to it that would have made me go all Woah!!! in this review. 
The fact that I do know the Mortal Instruments - and that I thought these books were even better and then they weren't, really, - leave me a bit disappointed. I'd still recommend Clockwork Angel, though.

Review for Me:

Favorite Quote:
 "One must always be careful with books", said Tessa, "and what is inside them , for words have the power to change us."

What I Learned From This Book:
That you are what you are and even when you suddenly realize there's something in you that you've never known until that moment, you're still the same person. You are what your life and your memories and your dreams make you and you are what and who you want to be. You are who you are and nothing could ever change that.

When I want to reread this book
Not anytime soon, I guess. Clockwork Princess is coming soon, so I'm excited for that one! And that Magnus Bane Series...and the City of Bones Movie and then the last Mortal Instruments book. And maybe after that, I'll reread this one :D

January 27, 2013

Youtube Sunday

So...Sundays and I...we never really got along really well. When I started this blog back in March 2012 it used to be Kristy from The Story Siren's In My Mailbox. I stopped doing that for reasons that would absolutely fit into the ongoing discussion (okay, drama) I'm definitely going to stay out of :)
Then I started to do my very own thing with Having My Coffee on Sundays where I just randomly talked about my week in books. And sometimes, those posts even had a point. I had to stop doing that when I promised myself to stop drinking coffee (didn't work out, by the way) and moved on to Words of the Week. The problem with that? Sometimes there just aren't a lot of words for my week. Sometimes my week is nothing but a bunch of responsibilities, duties and school blurring together without making sense to me...
So what I decided to do from now on is Booktube Sunday.
Now...what exactly is Booktube Sunday going to be, you ask? Well, a few weeks ago someone on Twitter asked me what bookshelf tours are. And that was the moment I realized there actually were people, avid readers out there, who are completely unfamiliar with the booktube community!
And I think those people are missing out! I personally love watching many bookish youtube channels whenever and wherever. I watch them as I'm doing homework, laundry, chores, clean my room or just simply when I'm bored and have the time. With not typed but taped (hehe) reviews there are so many new possibilities that I think booktubers are using amazingly - they are so creative with the opportunities they have that sometimes I wish I was one of them!
Okay, so I think I've done enough rambling for today. On to the first Youtube Channel that I watch religiously!

This channel I just discovered recently but it' s so amazing! I love how hilariously funny her videos are and I can't stop watching them - I'm addicted. I especially love how Christine sees things exactly as they are (go watch her video on shopping in bookstores!) but has such a witty way of putting them in her videos. And now go check out her channel and subscribe!

January 24, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday

FF 2012 Feature and Follow #133

What is the last book that kept you up late into the night just to finish it?

Tempest (Tempest, #1)

Tempest - definitely! I considered it a romantic, time travelling tragedy and not a highly-action packed adventure book :)  I could not wait to find out how everything and everyone was connected! I really hope I can finish the books I'm reading this weekend so that I can start Vortex!

(Not so) Quick Review: Shadowhunters and Downworlders

Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader

Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more, has captured the imaginations and loyalty of hundreds of thousands of YA readers. Originally a trilogy (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass), the series has extended to six titles, plus a prequel trilogy, the Infernal Devices, and a planned sequel series, the Dark Artifices. A feature film is planned for 2013.
Shadowhunters and Downworlders, edited by Clare (who provides an introduction to the book and to each piece), is a collection of YA authors writing about the series and its world.

Authors Who Contributed:
Holly Black / Kendare Blake / Gwenda Bond / Sarah Rees Brennan / Rachel Caine / Sarah Cross / Kami Garcia / Michelle Hodkin / Kelly Link / Kate Milford / Diana Peterfreund / Sara Ryan / Scott Tracey / Robin Wasserman

Quick Review:

This is something for real Shadowhunter fans - when it comes to the contemporary kind! The essays in this book are all about The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices are mentioned once, I believe, so if you're looking for essays discussing Clockwork Angel or Clockwork Prince, Shadowhunters and Downworlders is not for you. Also, you should be a really obsessive fan or read it in bits and pieces as trying to devour the whole book in a few days like I did might leave you with a little bit of an overdose...
 I raced through the book in the beginning...I mean, how awesome is it to have people discuss one of your favorite series? Adult people, even. I felt like I was in a book club meeting - also because every essay - except the one by Sarah Reese Brennan, maybe (although that was the one I liked best!) - was written in a sophisticated language. Anyway, this writing style also requires...attention! I tried to read this book at 7 in the morning, half asleep in the bus. Yeah, didn't work so well, but that's not really a negative. What was a negative, though, was the repetition. It's understandable and only logical, of course, that with a project like that things get redundant. Simon, as an example, got analysed quite a few times and thatbored me after a while. The same thing happened with other characters, topics...I had to review the book so I read it as a whole. Maybe I would have appreciated it more if I read one essay at a time, then something else.
At last, I have to mention one side effect that this book had at me, though. I felt like I had to reread the Mortal Instruments again-the authors were all so enthusiastic about the books that they infected me all over again!

January 23, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)

Why I want them:
The third book Shades of Earth just came out and this trilogy seems to be all over the YA Universe- and I feel like I'm missing out big time! 

January 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Settings I'd Like To See More Of (Or At All)

1) Harry Potter's Wizarding World
I just have to mention it. I know it's probably boring all of you who have been following my blog for a while because it's always Harry Potter with me, but...it's an obsession. Can't handle it!
2) Really, really fantastical Worlds
Admittedly, I have my struggles with worlds like the one in the Inheritance Series or Middle Earth. What I crave is a world like the one in Cornelia Funke's Inkheart - I loved that one! Usually, though, the stories in those worlds have a lot of travelling and that quest-like vibe to them and I get bored by that really fast, sadly :/
3) Underwater Worlds
Ever since I was a little girl I loved mermaids and the possibility of kingdoms under the sea...but for some reason I've only ever read one single mermaid book and that one was not as much fun as I hoped it would be.
4) Anything in the Sky (not necessarily space, though)
I'm not particularly interested in Sci-Fi and space and all that, but I think I'd enjoy a story that takes place in the clouds...like...a kingdom build on the clouds or something...
5) Real settings (like haunted malls, theaters, schools etc.)
I read Tempestuous in December which is a story that is set in a mall and there's a bad snowstorm outside so no one can get out and they form groups and spy on each other and stuff and I figured - I love those kinds of stories!
It's just...in me. I love boarding schools. Seriously, put one in your book and I'm bound to love it.
7) Other countries /China...and Russia maybe, or some place in Africa)
Books are such a great way to learn about new people and traditions and culture and stuff...why always read stuff that's made up by the author to make our own world more interesting? Why not read about a world that is real and that we know only very little about?
8) Big Cities (like L.A or New York)
Because I love it when you really get into that Big City mood (I'm from a very small village...so...you know...)
9) Historical places (and I do not mean Victorian London!)
Because if I wanted to read about Historical London or any well known town in Italy or France I know there's a million books out there. I want unique historical settings, please! How about...Poland?
10) A Smalltown like Gatlin
I loved Gatlin from the Beautiful Creatures books. The town plays such a big and important role in all for books...I wish every author would do that!

January 20, 2013

Review: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares 
by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Hardcover, 260 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Other works by these authors:
Nick & Norah's Infinite PlaylistNaomi and Ely's No Kiss List

A Long Story...Short!

This book is something very special. You can never know for sure, of course, but I don't think you're going to find something like this again very soon. Because Dash and Lily are...real people in a real world with real lives. Teenagers that don't get wasted or do stupid things, but who actually think about the world and life and its purpose and who stay true to themselves instead of pretending. I thought I'd have to wait until Christmas to read this book, but while it's great company during the holidays you can read it whenever. I recommend now, though. Like...right at this moment.

Rating: 3/3 Smarties

Review for You: 

Actually, I don't have all that much to say about Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. You know when you pick up a book and every page is like ice cream slowly dissolving on your tongue. Yeah, like that. I fell in love with both, Dash and Lily. Dash is just a super sympathetic guy - not as seemingly brainless as some other members of his age group/gender. He has this calm, thoughtful aspect to him which I really loved. I can totally imagine marrying him. And Lily is just funny. And nice. She's that totally likable girl that just assumes no one her ages wants to be friends with her. 
Not only the characters in this novel are unique, though - their voices are, as well. Often, the problem with books told from two points of view bother me because you can't tell there are two different people speaking. With two authors, that problem is solved, of course, but I think these authors weren't just good, they were great at giving their characters their own voices - and at doing it consistently. Lily was not just quirky during the first few pages, but throughout the whole novel. 
Also, I liked how Dash and Lily were both developing as the story progressed, I could always follow their actions, then their thoughts, then see how what they had experienced changed them a little bit.
All in all, you probably guessed what I'd tell you: if you don't read this novel, you miss out on something very sweet and very beautiful. By the way, it doesn't matter if you like contemporary or not. You will like this novel anyway.

Review for me:

Favorite Quote( this is only one out of MANY):
“There are just lots of possibilities in the world...I need to keep my mind open for what could happen and not decide that the world is hopeless if what I want to happen doesn't happen. Because something else great might happen in between.”

What I Learned From this Book: To just be myself. And to let life lead me to wherever, whenever. To not worry too much. To go out there and see and experience the world around me. Every shiny, lively element of it.

What I want to remember from this book: How Dash decided to spend his Christmas Eve. And how jealous I was that he could do it. Without thinking he was weird. He just did what he felt like doing, no matter what others consider normal. No, actually the fact that Dash and Lily always did what they felt like doing. That they could be themselves without wasting a second to care about what other people think!

When should I reread this book? The holidays! Or, when I struggle to be myself again. When I need someone or something to remind me to just trust whatever feels good and right to me. That it's okay to be a bit weird.

January 18, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday

FF 2012 Feature and Follow #132 

Voldemort! No, seriously. I love how he's SO evil, but still...J.K Rowling gives him a history, an ideology and somehow...in a way...even a reason. All together, that makes him a villain with personality. He's unique, because he's so powerful, of course. But he's also unique because in the books we always get glimpses of his childhood, of his development. We understand (a bit) why he acts the way he does, why he is so evil. And then, he also does his job brilliantly. I mean, do you know anyone with such a huge force behind him? Any villain as clever and as powerful as Voldemort? Well..I don't. Finally, he's the only villain that ever caused me nightmares.

January 17, 2013

Review: Wings by Aprilynne Pike


by Aprilynne Pike

Wings (Wings, #1)

Hardcover,290 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by HarperTeen
#1 in the Wings Series

A Long Story...short!

In my opinion, reading Wings or not reading Wings won't make a huge difference to your life. You read the synopsis, you guess how the story will begin, continue and end and the story will begin, continue and end exactly how you thought it would. The characters will seem familiar, the same thing is true for the plot. So...what does that leave us with? Right! A book that you can read if you want to destract yourself from other stuff in your life...like homework or besties drama. If you're looking for a whole new world to explore Wings, the first installment in a new series, won't be your book. I'm not so sure about its sequel, though...

RATING: 3 out of 3 Smarties

Review for You:

Very different from most Paranormal Romance novels, Wings actually comes with a background story that I as a reader was willing to believe. Instead of just throwing the paranormal stuff out there and letting me deal with it all on my own which usually ends with a lot of eye-rolling and moaning until I finally raced through the book, the author gives - very scientific sounding - explanations for what's going on with our main character, Lauren.
Now, that doesn't mean this was the kind of story I'd tell anyone about and expect him or her to be surprised by how academically advanced the books I read are, but - in the community that we find ourselves in - Wings deserves a spotlight for its realistic aspects.
What is there besides good background information, you ask? Well...not much I answer. There's a girl that appears pretty perfect to me. So perfect it sometimes ran shivers down my spine and something entirely different up my throat, a cute boy who unfortunately lacked any sign of a personality, some very dramatic events accompanied by predictable endings and a detective story that was just...weird. Yeah, I felt like the antagonists and the plot twists just randomly appeared in Lauren's way to somehow give this book a plot. In general, Wings was structured in a ... rather uncommon way. It takes ages until something actually happens in the book and then it takes another decade until Lauren understands what's happening. Basically, everything I knew from reading the synopsis, happened during the first half of the book which is not very funny as it makes that first half predictable.
The second half then serves as a source of suspension and dangerous plot which I didn't think was very dangerous at all. Unreasonable, yes, but thrilling? Not so much.

All in all, Wings is a nice book. It's by far nothing special and you could easily exchange it for any other Paranormal Romance, but it's a quick read and it does after all have potential because I feel like in later novels we might get to see a whole other world - literally - and that could be pretty epic and interesting. Anyway, as of right now, I highly doubt I will pick up the second book.

Review for me:

Favorite Quote: Uh...didn't exactly find it quote-worthy.

What I Learned from this book: If you have to write about Paranormal Creatures, it is a good thing to think of how that creature functions, how it stays alive, why it is so different etc. Makes the story believable. AND plants are vegan. And cannibals. Because...you know...they eat plants...

What I want to remember from this book: Nothing much.

When should I reread this book? When I feel like reading a book that destracts me without giving me anything to think about :D

January 16, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

Also Known As

Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend. But for Maggie Silver, the biggest perk of all has been avoiding high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. Then Maggie and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, and all of that changes. She'll need to attend a private school, avoid the temptation to hack the school's security system, and befriend one aggravatingly cute Jesse Oliver to gain the essential information she needs to crack the case . . . all while trying not to blow her cover

I just read a review of this book this morning and not only does the synopsis sound amazing, the review made it sound even better! I'm sorry, I can't remember where I found that review, but I guess the 3.95 rating on Goodreads might be an indication of how awesome this book must be :)

January 15, 2013

Top Ten 2013 Debuts I Can't Wait To Get My Hands On...

SplinteredDualed (Dualed, #1)Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)The Nightmare AffairAltered (Altered, #1)Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles, #1)City of a Thousand Dolls
How My Summer Went Up in Flames

1) Splintered
I still haven't read the original Alice in Wonderland...I#ve seen the Disney movie with Amanda Seyfried...does that count? After all, it was amazing :D
This one has just been on my list forever! Honestly...I'm pretty sure it's been almost a year. Hopefully, the waiting is worth it!
3) Pivot Point and 4) Mila 2.0
were both books I wasn't soo interested in, but then everyone got so excited about them and now I feel like I can't escape the enthusiasm...
5) The Nightmare Affair
It has a purple cover guys...and it sounds like pure fun! 
6) Altered
This one I'm sure I won't like.I just know it. It does not sound like my kind of story at ALL! But everyone else absolutely loved it. So, you know. It's not like my TBR pile and list is becoming wayyy taller than me or something...
I want this book. Ever since I first read the synopsis I felt like I could very well marry it...too bad there's no paperback yet. And that, actually, I don't have any time to read it :/ Yet. 
8) City of a Thousand Dolls
I don't think I have to explain...the synopsis, the cover...everything about this book cries "Read me!" and I guess the book is right. I should read it.
9) How My Summer Went Up in Flames
Sounds like the perfect summer read. Period.

So - which debuts are you looking forward to this year?

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