Waiting on Wednesday #13

Today’s feature is something out of the ordinary. I’ve never read anything like it so I’m betting it would be pretty interesting. A lot of book lovers await the launch of this book and I’m joining in. This book sounds wonderful! I’m so excited to get my hands on this!

Into The Fire (Birth of the Phoenix #1)

Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.

But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.

A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all.

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Expected publication would be on the 9th of September 2014 by Month9Books. Exactly 13 days from now. Can’t wait to have my copy. The book cover is so gorgeous, but the summary really caught my attention. Something different from all the angels and demons, witches, aliens, etc. books I’ve read. A phoenix. That sounds unique. I’ve read some pretty good reviews from readers who luckily received their ARCs from publishers too so I’m really excited.

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The Oven-Baked Flat Bread

aka PIZZA.. I’ve been eating unhealthy stuff lately. Blame it to work that I rarely cook and shamelessly been ordering food. I’ve read a blog about the most delivered food and guess what? Pizza tops the list. Sigh. I’ve been ordering pizza these days. In every variety possible. My favorite is from a local pizza stand two blocks from home. It’s not even from those fancy pizza restaurants that you could have guessed. I couldn’t even remember the name for Christ’s sake. Which remind me that I need to check its name. Ha! Ha! I’m stupid like that. Sorry. 🙂

Here’s something I had for dinner..

Ham, Bacon and Cheese Overload

I shared it with Hubby if you’re thinking I’ve wolfed it on my own. Oh hello Calories! 🙂

“Now, leave.”
All three boys slumped forward.

Percy fell face-first into his pizza.
“Percy!” Annabeth grabbed him.”

Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

I also want to fall face-first on my pizza. Ha! Ha!

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Teaser Tuesday #7

I’ve decided to join this ’cause I think it’s pretty fun and easy. Plus I really want to quote smart retorts, full blown bullying, words of wisdom, swoon worthy lines and the like without giving much to readers about the entire book. A quote or two won’t hurt I guess. So this is how you do it:

  1. Grab your current read.
  2. Randomly open a page.
  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
  4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is for this week’s Teaser Tuesday:

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)

by Tahereh Mafi

“Someone picked up the sun and pinned it to the sky again, but every day it hangs a little lower than the day before. It’s like a negligent parent who only knows one half of who you are. It never sees how its absence changes people. How different we are in the dark.”

“I am nothing but novocaine. I am numb, a world of nothing, all feeling and emotion gone forever. I am a whisper that never was.”

You could share some teasers on your current read too. Comment the link of your own Teaser Tuesday so I can check it out and have an idea of amazing books that I would want to read.

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Teaser Tuesdays (TT) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.


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Currently Reading #17

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

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This book caught my attention primarily because of the book cover. I love it. So gorgeous. That’s one attention grabbing cover right there. Judging a book by its cover? I’m so there. Anyway, I’ve started reading this last week and it was exactly the same time I received my copy of the Opposition so I’m sorry, but I must admit I’ve set this aside momentarily and I have this post series depression from the Lux series so I find Shatter Me a little boring. I’m already at chapter ten I believe and I still want to give it a chance.  Plus I’ve read a lot of good reviews about it so I really want to at least like it.

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Book Review: Opposition (Lux #5)

Opposition

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

Now you can see them all together.

We last left Katy and Daemon as they just escaped from the research center in Arizona and after they revealed to the world that they are aliens in Las Vegas. Now, they are on the run and looking to not get caught and taken in.

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Reading a series’ finale is bittersweet. Especially if it’s something you love. Especially if the book is about Daemon Black. Sigh. I’ve waited for this for a year, I believe, and I’ve read it for I think three days more or less. I really took my time. I don’t want to say goodbye to the series. Just yet. Sniff. Anyway, I was quite surprised how the story turned out. When I’ve finished Origin, I was thinking how Jennifer would pull off the finale. I’m scared for her actually. In most cases, alien invasion is not something that you could easily throw in without thinking on how you can come back to that. Surprisingly, Jennifer did a great job! This is one epic series! I can’t think of any other way this series could have ended. This is just so perfect. In everything. The writing. The twists. The resolution. The romance. The friendship. The villains. The epilogue. Oh the epilogue. Did I already mention THE Romance? Ha! Ha! This never failed to surprise me all the freaking time.

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Waiting on Wednesday #12

I’ve been skipping posts lately ’cause I’m pretty caught up with work and unfortunately I got sick. Really lame, but anyway I’ll try to get back on my regular posting schedule so today’s feature for WOW is going to be something that’s pretty interesting.

Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1)

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily’s other self in this alternate universe.

What makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.

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This will be published the 2nd of September 2014 by Feiwel and Friends and it will have 384 pages on hardcover. The summary of the book really caught my attention and I was stunned when I found out that this is from Josephine Angelini. Stunned because I was longing to read her bestselling Starcrossed for a while now and here she goes again with an amazing new series. Apparently, I have been too overwhelm by the books I listed to read so I haven’t got a chance to read Starcrossed. Loser. I swear I’ll read it as soon as I can, but still I’m not promising anything. Hihi!

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Opposition (Lux #5)

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

Now you can see them all together.

We last left Katy and Daemon as they just escaped from the research center in Arizona and after they revealed to the world that they are aliens in Las Vegas. Now, they are on the run and looking to not get caught and taken in.

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I’m sorry, but I set aside Shatter by Tahereh Mafi for this. I’m so jealous about people reading it and posting reviews; I’m feeling like a whole lot of loser because I wasn’t expecting that I’ll be receiving the book this soon. Excited is an understatement really. I literally squealed the moment I got my hands on this. I’ve been waiting for this for ages. I’m actually half way through it I believe and I must say I’m torn. Knowing that this is the final book of this series saddened me. I’ll definitely miss my Daemon. Okay. I’m going to miss them all. Especially my Daemon. Did I just repeat that? Ha! Ha!

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Book Review: Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3)

Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.

Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?

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I love the first two books, but I’m not so sure about its final installment. Hex Hall and Demon Glass are those books that I can’t afford to put down. There are a lot of things to be excited about, but this one, I’m torn. It lacks the action I’m expecting. Yeah. The writing is still awesome, but I find the plot slowing down at some pages. Like dull moments. I know there were a lot of things to conclude, but for me everything is just easily laid out. There are moments when I thought like “This should be where Sophie would be doing some cool stuff defending her friends or whatever.” It didn’t happen apparently. I’m a little disappointed, I must admit.

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Waiting on Wednesday #11

I’ve skipped a post for Waiting on Wednesday last week and I hate it so I’m posting a special feature today. After talking about WinterSpell, which is inspired by the Nutcracker, I have another masterpiece that everybody is talking about. This one truly looks amazing. I’m really excited about this and yes, this is another retelling. Guess what?

Thyra Winther’s seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can’t reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she’s doomed to spend eternity as a wraith. Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal. A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai’s childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra’s willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts — to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup’s devotion and the fire of a young man’s desire, the thawing of Thyra’s frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.

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Expected publication would be on the 9th of September 2014 by Month9Books. This is a YA fantasy, retelling Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen“. To be honest, I have no idea what that fairy tale is about. I’m such a loser, but I got excited just after reading the summary of this book. Perhaps I could squeeze reading the fairy tale on a later date. And, the cover. Oh my God. So gorgeous. Continue reading

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Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3)

Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.

Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?

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I am so excited about reading this because of the intense cliffhanger from Demon Glass. It’s a good thing that I got all three books before I started reading or I might go looney. The cliffhangers are just so insane. It’s a relief that Spell Bound picked up where Demon Glass left off ’cause I’ll definitely freak out if it will have some silly segue to get this started.

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