Friday, August 31, 2012

YA News Round Up

Hey There!

I wanted to do something different today.  Instead of having my usual Book Cover Friday I am going to do a round up of everything that has happened or caught my attention this past week in the Young Adult lit world.

Movies Update

The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones Movie

This movie began the filming process on 8/20 and many fans have headed to the Toronto set to meet their movie idols and get a glimpse on the movie magic as it happens.  I am a Cassie Clare fan and since that first day of filming I have been searching for pictures and updates from fellow readers of the series.  

Sony Pictures shared an exclusive production still on the official MORTAL INSTRUMENTS movie Facebook page that gives fans a first look at the City of Bones.

It's called City of Bones right?



Beautiful Creatures Movie

I cannot wait to see how this movie turns out.  If you have not read Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl you better do so very soon.  This movie wrapped filming and will hit the big screen early next year and boy does it promises surprises.  

Below are some pictures I have gathered that were shared via twitter & facebook.



Book Cover News

The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter


Expected publication: February 2013 by Harlequin Teen


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Book trailer Thursday

Every Thursday I search the web for the best book trailers out there.  I always like a book trailer that hints on what the book it is about but leaves a little mystery definitely sending you straight to the book store to get it.  I have noticed a trend lately and it is that these keep getting better and better. More creative, better visuals and actual actors.  Here are some book trailers for you to enjoy this week:

Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig 

GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Survive by Alex Morel book trailer 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - House of Night Series - Hidden

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am a huge fan of the House of night Series.  Marked was the first book I read after reading Twilight and of course I fell in love with Zoe Redbird and her amazing journey.  I have recommended this book to my friends and now they are as hooked as I am.  Now we are waiting for book number 10 which is titled Hidden.  PC Cast

Hidden by PC Cast & Kristin Cast

In the must-read tenth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre series, Darkness won’t stay hidden for long… “Move over Stephenie Meyer.” –People

The House of Night series is an international phenomenon, reaching #1 on U.S., German, and UK bestseller lists, and remaining a fixture on the New York Times Children’s Series bestseller list for more than 140 weeks and counting. With nearly 12 million copies in print, rights sold in thirty-eight countries to date, and relatable, addictive characters, this series is unstoppable. Now in Hidden, the tenth installment of the series, the stakes are higher than ever before.

Neferet’s true nature has been revealed to the Vampyre High Council, so Zoey and the gang might finally get some help in defending themselves and their beloved school against a gathering evil that grows stronger every day. And they’ll need it, because Neferet’s not going down without a fight. Chaos reigns at the House of Night.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Summer I turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Hardcover, 276 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young ISBN - 1416968237 (ISBN13: 9781416968238)
edition language - English
original title - The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)
series - Summer #1
Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer--they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along

"He cocked hishead and said, "Something looks different about you Belly."

I braced myself for the punch line.  "What? I got contacts." I wasn't completely used to myself without hte glasses either.  My best friend Taylor had been gtrying to conive me to get cotnacts cince trh esixth grade, and I'd finally listened.

He smiled.  "It's not that.  You just look different".

What teenage girl wouldn't love to get this attention and feel pretty.  Belly is finally getting what she deserves and she has turned into a butterfly.  It is a dream come true for any girl.

"Romantic and heartbreakingly real"
-- Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This book has what every girl wants in a summer."
-- Sarah Dessen
"If I could live inside this amazing book, I would."
-- Lauren Myracle

If you would like to find out more about this author please visit Jenny Han's website


Monday, August 27, 2012

You can win a Mystery Package Giveaway!

As a HUGE thank you I wanted to give out a Mystery Package Giveaway.  I am so grateful to have been nominated in The Bloggy Awards it has been a humbling shower of comments and great things. 

I also wanted to celebrate my new followers on Twitter, Facebook and the blog.   With your support I can continue to post about my love for books.

This Giveaway will be only open to the U.S. please read my Giveway rules for more information. 

In this Giveway I will include several titles but only four will be mailed to the winner.  I am open for suggestions if you would like other books to be included and if the winner has a specific request I might be able to include.  Just make sure you comment on this post.

These titles are in the pot for the surprise package:

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Vote for LoveYABooksForever at the Bloggy Awards!

I am so grateful to have been nominated for The Bloggy Awards as a Best Breakout Blog.  The link is now active for you guys to vote.  Show some love and click on LoveYABooksForever.

The Bloggy Awards

The Bloggy Awards is run by Lisseth from Read-a-Holicz, Nikki from Fiction Freak, Trayche from ILoveTeenBooks, and Eileen from ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***, four teens who love to read and want to spread the blogger love!

The purpose of the Bloggy Awards is to spread blogger love and recognize some of the most amazing blogs out there. Starting in August, we will begin to take nominations for the blogs that you want to see in each of the categories.

Click on the link to vote for us.

As a thank you for your support and new followers I wanted to have a special giveaway.  I will give away a surprise package with four books.  I will post the link this evening.

Please remember to read my giveaway contest rules.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Covet by Melissa Darnell Review

Covet by Melissa Darnell

Dangerous to be together. Painful to be apart.Savannah Colbert knows she broke up with Tristan Coleman for the right reasons. Most of all, to keep from killing him with her new vampire abilities. But try telling her heart. Now, lost in a sea of hostile Clann faces, Sav tries to come to terms with what she's becoming and what that means for her future. And that someone is doing their best to bully her into making a terrible mistake.

Tristan can't believe Sav won't even talk to him. If being apart is her decision, fine. Just don't expect him to honor it. But even as he prepares to fight for the girl he loves, forces beyond their control take them both in directions neither could have foreseen or prepared for.

A reckoning is coming…and not everyone will survive.

A Summary of the story ...

In Crave, Savannah has to struggle with "the change"  in more ways than one.  Her body, her mind and life are constantly changing.  She is a strong girl and determines to face every threat and opportunity life has thrown at her with her head held high.

Covet is entirely different at first is heart breaking and you completely feel for Savannah. Though devastated, Savannah's will fight with her life to save Tristen's life from her coven by letting go.  But our boy is ready to fight back for their right to stay together. 

In the end, they are forced to break up and forced to attend the same school.  They are constantly watched and cruelty breaks loose from haters.  Will they turn on each other to support their clans or will they follow their hearts and stay together?


My thoughts ...

Covet is book two in The Clan series by Melissa Darnell. The first book was amazing and I so wanted to read this sequel.  I was disappointed with the cover of this sequel, it is not attactive at all and if you have read my Book Cover Friday posts you know that this is very important for me.  If I had seen this book on a store I would have probably kept walking which is sad.  

I wasn't disappointed with this story. Darnell as usually drags you into the story the way she describes the details help get a clear picture of what's going on.  

The story is like a vampire Romeo & Juliet.    The story is fresh, fun and powerful.  Beautifully done. I would recommend this to any YA reader. Amazing ending. I can't wait to see what happens next!

I give this book three out of five hearts.

Dante's Girl by Courtney Cole Review

 Dante's Girl by Courtney Cole

I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London. Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring.
Until this year.

And this year, after a freak volcanic eruption strands me far from home, I have learned these things:

1. I can make do with one outfit for three days before I buy new clothes.
2. If I hear the phrase, “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” even one more time, I might become a homicidal maniac.
3. I am horribly and embarrassingly allergic to jellyfish.
4. I am in love with Dante Giliberti, who just happens to be the beautiful, sophisticated son of the Prime Minister of a Mediterranean paradise.
5. See number four above. Because it brings with it a whole slew of problems and I’ve learned something from every one of them.

Let’s start with the fact that Dante’s world is five light-years away from mine. He goes to black-tie functions and knows the Prime Minister of England on a first name basis. I was born and raised on a farm in Kansas and wear cut-off jeans paired with cowboy boots. See the difference?

But hearts don’t care about differences. Hearts want what they want. And mine just wants to be Dante’s girl.

My heart just might be crazy.

Summary of the book ...

 Reece is on her way to London to stay with her father as she usually does every summer.  She is not happy about it but she is at the airport waiting for a connecting flight when she runs into Dante.  

Immediately she feels drawn to him by his looks but to her surprise once on the plane he gives us his spacious first class seat to spend time with her.  When something unexpected happens Dante becomes Reece's savior and gets her out of the plane and away from the threat.

But Dante has a secret and something does not seem right to her....

My thoughts ...

This book was absolutely adorable and felt like a Disney fairytale.  I liked it so much I didn't even realized that I had just finished.  

Dante is amazingly interesting and I would love to read something from his point of view.  Find out what was going on that instant he first saw her.  

Even though these two are from very opposite worlds something keeps them together and love will conquer all.  Their friendship blossoms into love and magic happens.

I love the whole idea behind the the story, the young summer love that finally ends up becoming more that just that.  Blossoming into something deep and promising.  out to be more than just a fling. Dante is the dashing prince in the shinning armor that every 

Dante is a sensitive and affectionate and even though his life has been literally planned he will take a risk for his sunflower girl from Kansas.

I give this story 4 out of 5 hearts.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Book Cover Friday

Lullaby by Amanda Hocking 

Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she's ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who's devoted to helping her find her sister—and who's immune to the girls' dark powers.

While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life.  Gemma's powers are growing by the day, and the longer she lives with her new "sisters," the harder it is to resist entering their magical world.  It's a realm both dark and beautiful, and where she's plagued by strange hungers and unspeakable needs.  Just as she's drifting far away from her old life,  Harper and Daniel find her...but no one can deny how much she's changed.  All she wants is to return to her family and the mortal world, but how can she do that when she's become something else entirely—and will they still love her once they learn the truth?

Prepare to fall under the spell of Lullaby, the second book in the Watersong series from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking. 

The Rules by Stacey 

1. Never trust anyone.

2. Remember they are always searching.

3. Don’t get involved.

4. Keep your head down.

5. Don’t fall in love.

Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans, to hide in plain sight from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”

But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…

Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

A girl.A coma.A life she can't remember
When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.

Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?