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2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Jessica has read 22 books toward her goal of 50 books.
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Holy cow, y’all! We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy. It is being released on December 8th, 2014. So make sure you pre-order it today!!

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WICKED Synopsis: Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.   Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  

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Most Anticipated Books for the End of the Year!

1) Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas; Sept. 2 

This is the third book in the Throne of Glass trilogy.

2) Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick; Oct. 7

I’m really excited for this because this author wrote Hush Hush!

3) The Young Elites by Marie Lu; Oct. 7

Marie Lu is the author of the Legend trilogy, so I hope this series is just as good!

4) The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan; Oct. 7

This is the end of Percy Jackson!!!!! I CAN’T DEAL WITH THIS.

5) Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater; Oct. 21

This is the third and penultimate book in The Raven Cycle.

6) The Retribtion of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin; Nov. 4

This is the final book in the Mara Dyer trilogy!

So the end of 2014 is gonna bring tons of fantastic books, and I’m really looking forward to reading them! :)

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Endless list of favorite books: Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee

Currently reading;

Anonymous:

Was throne of glass good?? I was thinking about reading it!

Yeah totally! It was really fast paced, and I enjoyed the main character a lot :)

Finished Throne of Glass;

Currently reading;

At the movie theater!

Book Review : The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

*SLIGHT SPOILERS*

Rating: 4.5/5

Genre: Fantasy

The Dream Thieves is the second book in the Raven Cycle, which is going to be a 4-book series. 

Okay, the problem I had with this book was that at times, I was kind of confused at certain arcs in the story. The story is so original and creative but sometimes I had a hard time following it. Maggie’s writing is beautiful and intriguing though, and it makes me want to know what happens next.

The best thing about this book is the characters. I love watching them develop, and each of them is so unique and memorable. The only one I have I don’t quite understand is Adam, because he just seemed kind of selfish? And also his connection to Cabeswater ??? But my favorite characters are definitely Noah, Blue, and Gansey (especially his scenes with Blue). 

I also liked the Gray Man’s story. At first, we thought he was this mysterious villain, but then we ended up being on his side in the end! It was really cool reading from his POV.

During the book, there are hints dropped at Ronan’s sexuality, and something to do with Adam perhaps? I’m really excited to explore their relationship in the next book. I also noticed that quite a few people ship Ronan x Kavinsky. Kavinsky was a very dynamic character, and for some reason, I don’t think he’s really dead??? The climax of the story just seemed very sudden.

FAVE SCENES:

~ Orla+Blue+Boys on a boat ;)

~ Noah+Blue ‘s kiss ! I need moreeeeee

~ Gansey+Blue ‘s almost kiss

~ Finding all the dream objects including Ronan’s dream mother; that was a really interesting scene!

So I’m super excited to read Blue Lily, Lily Blue  because there’s just something very enticing about these books!

Book Review : The One by Kiera Cass

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*SPOILERS*

Rating : 4.5/5

Genre : YA Dystopian

The One is the third and final book in the Selection trilogy. These books are always really quick, fun reads, though they are not my favorite. I still find that America is quite annoying because she is very indecisive! 

Cons; the whole love triangley thing with Aspen was unnecessary because America just could NOT decide. She kept putting off telling Maxon about Aspen, and that almost got her kicked out of the Selection. Also, Maxon was totally acting out of character when he decided to marry Kriss instead. It took getting shot to realize that he really loved America, even after he wrote all those love letters! 

I wish we got to explore the society more in this book, because we always stay confined to the palace. The whole rebel thing never felt that important, and when we found out that Kriss was a rebel, that was like the least surprising plot twist ever. Also, the final attack with the rebels felt quite rushed, and SO MANY PEOPLE DIED.

Okay now for the pros; I really enjoyed watching Celeste’s character development! She was one of my favorite characters, and I was so shocked when she got shot through the head!! Also, there were a lot of cutesy moments with the girls just having fun, and MAXERICA MOMENTS <3 Maxon and America scenes are just the most adorable things to read.

So, overall I really enjoyed this, & the covers are absolutely beautiful *_*

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