Thursday, July 26, 2012

TGT #3: And the winner is . . .


My third Thanks-Giving Thursday Giveaway is now complete! With that said, today is the day to name to winner. May I have a drum roll please? The winner of the is . . .

Linda La

Congratulations, Linda! You are the recipient of an *SIGNED* ARC of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass, Origin by Jessica Khoury and an ARC of Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman. So you get to crack the covers of the ARCs open before finished copies hits stores on August 7, 2012, September 4, 2012 and August 21, 2012 respectively!

On a final note, I've already sent you an email regarding your prize. If for some reason you have not received said email contact me at TheTatteredPage@yahoo.com or BCHaysel@yahoo.com. Remember, you have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will have to be drawn.

Thank you to all for becoming followers of The Tattered Page and for participating in my giveaway.

Hope you enjoy the books, Linda!

Happy Reading!
Haysel

P.S. For those of you who didn't win, don't fret I will be hosting a ton of giveaways over the next few months!

Thanks-Giving Thursday: Giveaway #4!


Thanks-Giving Thursday is a meme I came up with to say thank you to the followers - new and old - of my blog by spreading the wealth . . . the wealth of books, that is. So every - or alternate - Thursday I will be hosting a giveaway on my blog. The prize(s) will usually include at least two books (ARCs and/or finished copies) and maybe even some sort of swag.

Can't wait to read Suzanne Lazear's steampunk fantasy? Or Jessica Khoury's breakout novel? What about Michelle Paver's upcoming YA? . . . If so, you have come to the right place, because I am hosting a giveaway for ARCs of Innocent Darkness (SIGNED), Origin & Gods and Warriors right here.


http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0ec6ef18/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway


RULES:

1. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form

2. Provide a working email with your entry
3. Entries point values:

+5 for Following this blog
Bonus entries:
+1 for Leaving a blog post comment
+2 for Following me on Twitter
+3 for Tweeting about giveaway on Twitter
4. All entrants must be at least 13 years old
5. Only one entry per person
6. Winners will be announced via blog post and via email
7. If you win, you must claim your prize within 48 hours or the winner will be re-drawn
8. Mailing address is only required if you win
9.
The giveaway ends midnight on August 1st 2012 and a winner will be chosen August 2, 2012.
10.Unfortunately, this giveaway is not open internationally

Innocent Darkness:


Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd
Expected Publication Date: August 8, 2012

A steampunk faerie tale with romance, danger, and a strong-willed heroine.

When spirited sixteen-year-old Noli Braddock and her best friend Steven “V” Darrow take a flying car out for a joyride, neither expects Noli to be sent to reform school to mend her hoyden ways. While at the dreadful school, Noli’s innocent mid-summer’s eve wish summons Kevighn, a mysterious man who takes Noli with him to the Realm of Faerie. At first Noli believes she has been rescued. But the sinister reason behind the handsome huntsman’s appearance quickly become clear—he wants to use Noli as a blood sacrifice to restore his dying world. V, who has secrets of his own, shows up to help Noli escape and return to the mortal realm—but first, they must navigate the dangerous intrigues of the Otherworld.

If they are successful, Noli will live. But if Noli lives, the entire Otherworld civilization will die.

- via Barnes & Noble

Origin:

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Expected Publication Date: September 4, 2012

An electrifying action-romance that's as thoughtful as it is tragic


Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home—and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.


Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin—a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever, no matter the cost.

- via Barnes & Noble

Gods and Warriors:

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Expected Publication Date: August 28, 2012

From ancient power, a hero rises.

It is the second millennium B.C.: the time of the lost city of Atlantis and the curse of Tutankhamen. There are no Greek or Roman Gods, only elemental gods of land and sea and a prophecy claiming that one boy, with the help of three animal allies, will destroy the world he knows to save his sister and his life.

- via ARC blurb


Happy Reading!
Haysel
Sunday, July 22, 2012

Reading Road-Trip: Welcome to New Mexico!


So you have arrived, fellow patrons of travel. How has the trip been treating you thus far? As the host of the New Mexico stop I am happy to be a part of the first ever Reading Road-Trip hosted by I Like These Books and Icey Books. Moreover, I am glad that you have decided to drop in on the Land of Enchantment. 

While you're here, how about I give you a tour?

The Rio Grande, New Mexico's longest river, running through the entire length of the state.


Public education was almost non-existent in New Mexico until the end of the 19th century. As late as 1888 there was not a single public college or high school in the entire territory.

In New Mexico, it is against the law to dance around a Sombrero.
Las Vegas was the largest city in New Mexico at the turn of the 20th century. It was established long before its Nevada counterpart. And it was also the first territorial capital (for one day).


Since New Mexico's climate is so dry 3/4 of the roads are left unpaved. The roads don't wash away.

White Sands National Monument is a desert, not of sand, but of gleaming white gypsum crystals.


In Las Cruces, it is against the law to carry a lunch box down Main Street.

  New Mexico has far more sheep and cattle than people. There are only about 12 people per square mile.



Santa Fe is the oldest state capitol in the nation.


The first and only surviving Carnegie Library in New Mexico is located in Las Vegas.

New Mexico State officials ordered 400 words of "sexually explicit material" to be cut from Romeo and Juliet.


 As for Young Adult books and authors in relation to New Mexico, my findings resulted in slim pickings but I'm sure we'll make the best of it.
Books set in New Mexico:


Fated by Alyson Noel
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
Shifting by Bethany Wiggins
Roswell High series by Melinda Metz
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Prism by Faye and Aliza kellerman
Split by Swati Avasthi
The Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood by Ben Alire Saenz


Authors that are from and/or live New Mexico:

Lauren Bjorkman, author of My Life Invented
Carolee Dean, author of Forget Me Not, Take Me There, and Comfort 
Lois Duncan, author of I Know What You Did Last Summer


Now on to the part you've been waiting for. Up for grabs is . . .


Fated:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, Alyson NoĆ«l, comes Fated—a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers.

Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughter’s sanity, Daire’s mother sends her to live with the grandmother she’s never met. A woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are—the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker—one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead.

There on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire sets out to harness her mystical powers. But it’s when she meets Dace, the boy from her dreams, that her whole world is shaken to its core. Now Daire is forced to discover if Dace is the one guy she's meant to be with...or if he’s allied with the enemy she's destined to destroy.

-via Barnes & Noble

***Keep in mind, I will be hosting other giveaways while this one is running so be sure to stop be frequently and checkout the Giveaway! page***
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1. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form
2. Provide a working email with your entry
3. Entries point values:
       +10 for Following The Tattered Page
Bonus entries:
       +1 Leave blog post comment
       +2 for Following me on Twitter
       +3 for Tweeting about giveaway on Twitter
4. All entrants must be at least 13 years old
5. Only one entry per person
6. Winners will be announced via blog post and via email
7. If you win, you must claim your prize within 48 hours or the winner will be re-drawn
8. Mailing address is only required if you win
9.
The giveaway ends midnight on August 4th 2012 and a winner will be chosen August 5th, 2012.
10.Unfortunately, this giveaway is not open internationally.


Happy Reading!
Haysel
Thursday, July 19, 2012

TGT #2: And the winner is . . .


My second Thanks-Giving Thursday Giveaway is now complete! With that said, today is the day to name to winner. May I have a drum roll please? The winner of the is . . .

Rachel Patrick

Congratulations, Rachel! You are the recipient of a *SIGNED* ARC of Rift by Andrea Cremer, and an ARC of Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. So you get to crack the covers of the ARCs open before finished copies hits stores on July 31, 2012 and August 7, 2012 respectively!

On a final note, I've already sent you an email regarding your prize. If for some reason you have not received said email contact me at TheTatteredPage@yahoo.com or BCHaysel@yahoo.com. Remember, you have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will have to be drawn.

Thank you to all for becoming followers of The Tattered Page and for participating in my giveaway.

Hope you enjoy the books, Rachel!

Happy Reading!
Haysel

P.S. For those of you who didn't win, don't fret I will be hosting a ton of giveaways over the next few months!

Thanks-Giving Thursday: Giveaway #3!


Thanks-Giving Thursday is a meme I came up with to say thank you to the followers - new and old - of my blog by spreading the wealth . . . the wealth of books, that is. So every - or alternate - Thursday I will be hosting a giveaway on my blog. The prize(s) will usually include at least two books (ARCs and/or finished copies) and maybe even some sort of swag.

Can't wait to read Sarah Maas' Throne of Glass? Or Jessica Khoury's breakout novel? What about Jessica Warman's upcoming YA? . . . If so, you have come to the right place, because I am hosting a giveaway for ARCs of Throne of Glass, Origin & Beautiful Lies right here.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0ec6ef16/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway



Throne of Glass:

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: August 7, 2012

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.


Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.
Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

- via Barnes & Noble

Origins:

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: September 4, 2012

An electrifying action-romance that's as thoughtful as it is tragic


Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home—and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.


Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin—a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever, no matter the cost.

- via Barnes & Noble

Beautiful Lies:

Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: August 21, 2012

Rachel and Alice are an extremely rare kind of identical twins—so identical that even their aunt and uncle, whom they’ve lived with since their parents passed away, can’t tell them apart. But the sisters are connected in a way that goes well beyond their surfaces: when one experiences pain, the other exhibits the exact same signs of distress. So when one twin mysteriously disappears, the other immediately knows something is wrong—especially when she starts experiencing serious physical traumas, despite the fact that nobody has touched her. As the search commences to find her sister, the twin left behind must rely on their intense bond to uncover the truth. But is there anyone around her she can trust, when everyone could be a suspect? And ultimately, can she even trust herself? Master storyteller Jessica Warman will keep readers guessing when everything they see—and everything they are told—suddenly becomes unreliable in this page-turning literary thriller.

- via Barnes & Noble

RULES:

1. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form
2. Provide a working email with your entry
3. Entries point values

         +5 for Following this blog        

Bonus entries:
          +1 for Leaving a blog post comment
         +2 for Following me on Twitter
         +3 for Tweeting about giveaway on Twitter
4. All entrants must be at least 13 years old
5. Only one entry per person
6. Winners will be announced via blog post and via email
7. If you win, you must claim your prize within 48 hours or the winner will be re-drawn
8. Mailing address is only required if you win
9.
The giveaway ends midnight on July 25nd 2012 and a winner will be chosen July 26, 2012.
10.Unfortunately, this giveaway is not open internationally.

Happy Reading!
Haysel

Monday, July 16, 2012

Melodious Monday #2


*Melodious Monday is a meme I came up with to share my weekly top picks in music.

Top Five Picks

These are the songs I had on repeated this past week:


1. Obedear by Purity Ring










4. Save Me by Nicki Minaj






Enjoy the tunes!
Haysel
Thursday, July 12, 2012

IDG #1: And the winner is . . .


My first ever Independence Day Giveaway is now complete! With that said, today is the day to name to winner. May I have a drum roll please? The winner of the is . . .

Teresa

Congratulations, Teresa! You are the recipient of a *SIGNED* ARC of Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, an ARC of Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman, an ARC of Origins by Jessica Khoury and a finished copy of The Immortal Rules by Julie Kawaga. So you get to crack the covers of the ARCs open months before finished copies hits stores on July 31, 2012, August 7, 2012, September 4, 2012  respectively!

On a final note, I've already sent you an email regarding your prize. If for some reason you have not received said email contact me at TheTatteredPage@yahoo.com or BCHaysel@yahoo.com. Remember, you have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will have to be drawn.

Thank you to all for becoming followers of The Tattered Page and for participating in my giveaway.

Hope you enjoy the books, Teresa!

Happy Reading!
Haysel

P.S. For those of you who didn't win, don't fret I will be hosting a ton of giveaways over the next few months! One of which will include more ARCs of PUSHING THE LIMITS, ORIGINS, & BEAUTIFUL LIES as well as finished copies of THE IMMORTAL RULES!

Thanks-Giving Thursday: Giveaway #2!


Thanks-Giving Thursday is a meme I came up with to say thank you to the followers - new and old - of my blog by spreading the wealth . . . the wealth of books, that is. So every - or alternate - Thursday I will be hosting a giveaway on my blog. The prize(s) will usually include at least two books (ARCs and/or finished copies) and maybe even some sort of swag.

Can't wait to read Andrea Cremer's prequel to the Nightshade trilogy? Or Katie McGarry's breakout novel? . . . If so, you have come to the right place, because I am hosting a giveaway for an *SIGNED* ARC of Rift and an ARC of Pushing the Limits right here.

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Rift:

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: August 7, 2012

Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!

Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.

- via Barnes & Noble


Pushing the Limits:

Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 7/31/2012

So wrong for each other . . . and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. even Echo can't remember the whole truth. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. Now Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.


- via Pushing the Limits ARC blurb


RULES:

1. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form
2. Provide a working email with your entry
3. Entries point values:
 
       +4 for Following this blog
Bonus entries:
        +1 Leave blog post comment
        +1 for Following me on Twitter
        +2 for Tweeting about giveaway on Twitter
4. All entrants must be at least 13 years old
5. Only one entry per person
6. Winners will be announced via blog post and via email
7. If you win, you must claim your prize within 48 hours or the winner will be re-drawn
8. Mailing address is only required if you win
9.
The giveaway ends midnight on July 18th 2012 and a winner will be chosen July 19, 2012.
10.Unfortunately, this giveaway is not open internationally


Happy Reading!
Haysel
Friday, July 6, 2012

Feature Friday ARC Review : Rift by Andrea Cremer


*Feature Friday is a meme I came up with to feature YA books that have not been released by reviewing them on The Tattered Page.*

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Expected release date: August 7, 2012
Publisher: Philomel Books
Pages: 431
Source: ARC

The Story:

Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!

Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.
- via Barnes & Noble

Rating: FIVE GOLD STARS!!!!!

My Review: One word: THRILLING


In the Lowlands of Scotland, AD 1404, shortly after Ember Morrow's sixteenth birthday finds herself embarking on a life-changing journey. Having grown up the youngest daughter of nobleman Edmund Morrow and Lady Ossia Morrow, she has known the life of privilege. But, unlike her sister, Agnes Morrow, who is soon-to-be shipped off and married to a kind, wealthy French count, Ember never warmed up to the idea of having the life of marriage and motherhood that was expected of her.

Lord Morrow, the arrogant man constantly in search of away to expand his land and authority that he was, expected to marry Ember to the son of a well-to-do landholder just as he did her sister. So it is no surprise that Ember's father is enraged when two knights, Alistair Hart and Barrow Hess, come to take her to Tearmunn in the Scottish Highlands. Ember who has awaited the day when the Conatus would come for her as promised on the eve of her birth. Ember's life for her mother's. "Death hovered over mother and unborn child."

Ember is brought to live in Tearmunn to serve Conatus, an elite Guard, where she discovers that the creatures she must put arms against are not of her world. But, their duty is not without a price. As a knight of the Conatus Guard a warrior must vow to forsake comfort of family and love and devote their lives to protecting the innocent against the supernatural evil that infest the world. A price that she is willing to pay without blinking an eye . . . until she beings her training under powerful, brooding Barrow Hess.

Before long, Ember finds herself wedged between the stern, handsome man who must train her to become the warrior she was meant to be, and easy-going Alistair Hart, her oldest and best friend from childhood. The only one who has always encouraged her hopes and dreams of a life beyond being a mother and wife. The young, black haired, blue eyed Master Hart, has kept his promised to come back for Ember after a year away serving as a knight for Conatus Guard. But after Ember's arrival at Tearmunn, Alistair reveals to her secrets that threatens their friendship.

All is tested when a member of the Circle is found to be dabbling in dark magic, involved in the murder of a fellow knight of the Guard. And in league with Bosque Mar, the sinister unearthly being with powers Conatus has never seen.  When the Guard is divided, Ember finds herself having to choose between following the path of darkness and fleeing Tearmunn to devote her life to fighting against knights that were once her comrades.

Rift by Andrea Cremer was an unexpectedly delicious treat that I devoured like no body's business . . . In this thrilling and action packed prequel to the Nightshade trilogy, readers meet a young woman who learns lessons on love, friendship and standing up for what she believes in during a time when woman were expected to behave a certain way. Rift, the story of how the rift between the Searchers and the Keepers came to be, is a must read!

Here is one of my favorite quotes from Rift:

Page 430: Ember pulled his face to hers, kissing him again before she said, "Your strength gives me courage."

He smiled gently. "No, Ember, that is all your strength and none of mine." She balked, but he kissed her, murmuring against her lips, "And that is why I love you." 


***Check out Andrea Cremer's website for more information about her and the Rift: HERE

Happy Reading!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day Giveaway!


In honor of the 4th of July I am hosting a giveaway with a little extra  . . . flare.

Instead of one or two books, the winner of this giveaway gets FOUR books! The prize list for this giveaway is as follows:


ARC of Origin by Jessica Khoury
ARC of Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman
*SIGNED* ARC of Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Finished copy of The Immortal Rules by Julie Kawaga


RULES:

1. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form
2. Provide a working email with your entry
3. Entries point values

         +4 for Following this blog, The Tattered page
Bonus entries:




          +1 for Leaving a blog post comment
         +1 for Following The Tattered Page on Twitter
         +3 for Tweeting about giveaway on Twitter
4. All entrants must be at least 13 years old
5. Only one entry per person
6. Winners will be announced via blog post and via email
7. If you win, you must claim your prize within 48 hours or the winner will be re-drawn
8. Mailing address is only required if you win
9.
The giveaway ends midnight on July 11th 2012 and a winner will be chosen July 12, 2012.
10. Unfortunately, this giveaway is not open internationally
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Origins:

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: September 4, 2012

An electrifying action-romance that's as thoughtful as it is tragic
Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home—and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.

Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin—a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever, no matter the cost.

- via Barnes & Noble

Beautiful Lies:

Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: August 21, 2012

Rachel and Alice are an extremely rare kind of identical twins—so identical that even their aunt and uncle, whom they’ve lived with since their parents passed away, can’t tell them apart. But the sisters are connected in a way that goes well beyond their surfaces: when one experiences pain, the other exhibits the exact same signs of distress. So when one twin mysteriously disappears, the other immediately knows something is wrong—especially when she starts experiencing serious physical traumas, despite the fact that nobody has touched her. As the search commences to find her sister, the twin left behind must rely on their intense bond to uncover the truth. But is there anyone around her she can trust, when everyone could be a suspect? And ultimately, can she even trust herself? Master storyteller Jessica Warman will keep readers guessing when everything they see—and everything they are told—suddenly becomes unreliable in this page-turning literary thriller.

- via Barnes & Noble


Pushing the Limits: 



Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 7/31/2012

So wrong for each other . . . and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. even Echo can't remember the whole truth. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. Now Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

- via Pushing the Limits ARC blurb


The Immortal Rules:

Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: April 24, 2012

In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

-via Barnes & Noble


Happy Reading!
Haysel
Monday, July 2, 2012

Melodious Monday #1


*Melodious Monday is a meme I came up with to share my weekly top picks in music.

Top Five Picks

These are the songs I had on repeated this past week:
















4. Lofticries by Purity Ring









Enjoy the tunes!
Haysel
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