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Teaser Tuesday (#56)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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Where She Went by Gayle Forman
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#1:

“I needed to hate someone and you’re the one I love the most, so it fell on you.”

#2:

“But I’d do it again. I know that now. I’d make that promise a thousand times over and lose her a thousand times over to have heard her play last night or to see her in the morning sunlight. Or even without that. Just to know that she’s somewhere out there. Alive.”

#3:

“I look at her there in the shadows of the shut-down city, her hair falling onto her face, and I can see her trying to figure out if I’ve lost it. And I have to fight the urge to take her by the shoulders and slam her against a shuttered building until we feel the vibrations ringing through both of us. Because I suddenly want to hear her bones rattle. I want to feel the softness of her flesh give, to hear her gasp as my hip bone jams into her. I want to yank her head back until her neck is exposed. I want to rip my hands through her hair until her breath is labored. I want to make her cry and then lick up the tears. And then I want to take my mouth to hers, to devour her alive, to transmit all the things she can’t understand.”

#4:

“Letting go. Everyone talks about it like it’s the easiest thing. Unfurl your fingers one by one until your hand is open. But my hand has been clenched into a fist for three years now; it’s frozen shut.”

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Teaser Tuesday (#48)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson 
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#1:

“The living always think that monsters roar and gnash their teeth. But I’ve seen that real monsters can be friendly; they can smile, and they can say please and thank you like everyone else. Real monsters can appear to be kind. Sometimes they can be inside us.”

#2:

“Love can’t be taken back once it’s given”

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{Review} Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


Before I Fall

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Paperback, 470 pages

Published October 25th 2011 by HarperCollins (first published March 2nd 2010)

~Rating: 4/5 stars~

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~Description~

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

~Review~

I was watching the movie trailer for the new Fifty Shades movie and I saw a trailer for Before I fall, I recognized the title and I knew there was a book by Lauren Oliver.  

This book was such a amazing surprise. I honestly didn’t think that it would be so good and I was amazed that it was. It was so heart breathtakingly beautiful, it was so thought provoking and powerful. I’ve never read a book like this, where the same day plays over and over again, and its different every time. I’ve seen a ton of movies like this but never really read a book like it, It was different, good different. I really enjoyed it. Even though it had elements of supernatural (being brought back to life and all) but this book is so realistic especially how high school is. The book describes the whole high school atmosphere and being a teenager perfectly.

The beginning really drew me in I enjoyed reading about Sam’s day and the events that lead up to her death.  But at some points, I really didn’t like Sam and I just wanted to slap her and say “Don’t you realize what you are doing?” but she didn’t listen to me LOL… What I loved the most about this book is the transformation of Sam from being one of the mean girls to a strong independent individual who really grows up in the 7 days following her death. The character development in this book is so rich. I also really loved the layout of this book, each chapter representing a day in Sam’s life following her death. Each day Sam tried to change what happened to her and her friends and the final chapter, I mean you knew what was going to happen but I didn’t stop me from wishing for a different ending.

I didn’t expect it to turn out the way it did, but I’m sure glad it did. So amazing. Lauren Oliver is an amazing writer, and has managed to make Sam’s story come alive in a way that made me unable to put the book down.

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~Author Bio~

Lauren OliverLauren Oliver is the cofounder of content development company Paper Lantern Lit. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica and Lauren’s bestselling first novel, Before I Fall, were acquired by AwesomenessTV; a major motion picture adaptation of Before I Fall was announced by Open Road Films in 2016. Her novels for middle grade readers include The Spindlers, Liesl & Po, and the Curiosity House series, co-written with H. C. Chester. She has written one novel for adults, Rooms.

A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Lauren Oliver divides her time between New York, Connecticut, and a variety of airport lounges.

~Author Links~

Twitter | Facebook | Website | Goodreads

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Happy Reading!

-Ana

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Posted by on February 19, 2017 in Ana's Bookshelf

 

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Teaser Tuesday (#30)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it. All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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~Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver~

Paperback, Enhanced Edition, 470 pages

Published October 25th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published March 2nd 2010)

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#1:

“Here’s one of the things I learned that morning: if you cross a line and nothing happens, the line loses meaning. It’s like that old riddle about a tree falling in a forest, and whether it makes a sound if there’s no one around to hear it.
You keep drawing a line farther and farther away, crossing it every time. That’s how people end up stepping off the edge of the earth. You’d be surprised at how easy it is to bust out of orbit, to spin out to a place where no one can touch you. To lose yourself–to get lost.
Or maybe you wouldn’t be surprised. Maybe some of you already know.
To those people, I can only say: I’m sorry.”

#2:

“It amazes me how easy it is for things to change, how easy it is to start off down the same road you always take and wind up somewhere new. Just one false step, one pause, one detour, and you end up with new friends or a bad reputation or a boyfriend or a breakup. It’s never occurred to me before; I’ve never been able to see it. And it makes me feel, weirdly, like maybe all of these different possibilities exist at the same time, like each moment we live has a thousand other moments layered underneath it that look different.”

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12 Shades of Surrender


12 Shades of Surrender

12 Shades of Surrender

 by Megan Hart, Lisa Renee Jones, Saskia Walker, Eden Bradley, Emelia Elmwood, Portia De Costa, Alison Tyler, Anne Calhoun , Adelaide Cole, Tiffany Reisz, Alegra Verde, Elisa Adams

Paperback, 480 pages

Published September 4th 2012 by Harlequin MIRA

Rating: 4/5 stars

Description:

Are you ready to step deeper into the shade?

If Fifty Shades of Grey has left you aching to expand your BDSM repertoire, the experts on erotic romance have handpicked a collection of sensual and shocking stories by some of the genre’s bestselling names and powerful new voices. Inside, explore a delectable spectrum of intense pleasure with twelve short, sharp and unforgettable novellas that will have you begging for mercy.

Think you can handle it?


Review:

A collection of short BDSM themed stories.  Some stories were better than others, though none were terrible.

12 short stories, 12 different authors, a great way to find new authors to read from. All in all this was an enjoyable collection, well done! I’m looking forward to reading more of some of these authors.

I highly recommend it!

Happy Reading!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2014 in Ana's Bookshelf

 

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Bloodmark (Bloodmark Saga, #1) by Aurora Whittet


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Bloodmark by Aurora Whittet
(Bloodmark Saga, #1)

Hardcover, First Edition
333 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Description:

Sixteen-year-old werewolf princess Ashling Boru is different from other wolves—she was able to shift to wolf form at birth. Rather than bringing pride to her family, it brings fear, and as a result, she is forced to live in seclusion in Ireland’s countryside. Ashling’s reputation is further blackened when she refuses her betrothed and defies the ancient laws. When her pack’s oldest rivals begin hunting her, she finds herself in the small town of York Harbor, Maine—far from everything she’s ever known.

In Maine, she crosses paths with the dark and rebellious Grey Donavan, and something ignites within her soul. There’s just one problem: Grey is human. Their instant connection turns into a passionate romance, and Ashling begins to believe she can create her own life outside of wolf laws. When she begins to uncover long-buried pack secrets—secrets that threaten to destroy all she holds dear—Ashling’s courage and tenacity are tested. Will she choose her deep and enduring love for Grey, or will she follow Old Mother’s path to her destiny?

Review:

**a copy was provided from the author for an honest review** 

WOW! I’m literally speechless! I was completely hooked from the first page; every single page draws you in deeper and deeper and you won’t want to put it down!

Bloodmark is the first novel in the Bloodmark Saga by author Aurora Whittet, it follows the story of Ashling Boru, a young Irish werewolf Princess. She is a strong. Being who and what she is, means her life will be in danger. She has lived her whole life sheltered by her mother and brother  Her feelings are easily felt as she face’s events that happen beyond her control.  She has a role to play in the destiny of both the human and werewolf worlds, which makes her both prized and feared.

Overall, I absolutely loved this novel! It’s a captivating, suspenseful, paranormal novel with a twist on werewolves and bloodsuckers[vampires].Its definitely worth a reread, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!  I can’t wait to read more from this author! 

Happy Reading!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Ana's Bookshelf, ARC

 

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Cover Reveal: The Samantha Project by Stephanie Karpinske


The Samantha Project by Stephanie Karpinske
(The Samantha Project #1-3)
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

David Bowie: Out of the Cool


The Samantha Project (The Samantha Project Series #1)

Seventeen-year-old Samantha has a seemingly perfect life; great parents, early admission to Stanford, and her boyfriend, Colin, quarterback of the football team and the hottest guy in school. But a shocking secret from her past turns her world upside down.

Sam discovers she’s part of a global corporation’s genetic enhancement project. Just as she’s learning what these enhanced genes can do, the corporation decides they want her, and the technology hidden inside her, back.

During a heart-pounding race to flee from her pursuers, she encounters Erik, another person who was part of the experimental project. From the instant they meet they share an indescribable attraction to each other. Together they’re in even greater danger and a rogue scientist discovers a deadly secret lies inside them.


The Golden Couple (The Samantha Project Series #2)

In this action-packed second installment of The Samantha Project series, Samantha and Erik go on a search to find a way to save themselves from the genetic time bomb ticking away in their cells. Along the way, they discover a shocking secret that changes everything.

Although Samantha’s boyfriend, Colin, is back now, she can’t deny her feelings for Erik. It isn’t long before she learns the real reason why she can’t resist Erik. But only after she’s gone too far with him. So far that Colin may never forgive her.

GlobalLife Genetics continues to pursue Samantha and they’ll stop at nothing to get her. Sam still doesn’t understand GlobalLife’s plan for her but she knows it’s something big. And she knows it isn’t good.


A Chosen Destiny (The Samantha Project Series #3)

Samantha’s destiny was chosen long ago. At least that’s what she’s told by the people who created her. Her enhanced genes and genetic software were meant to do everything from mold her personality to pick who she falls in love with.

But can destiny be changed? Ever since Samantha learned the truth about herself, she’s struggled to figure out who’s really in charge of her life. Can she make her own choices? Or is her future determined by her genes?

Old enemies reappear and new ones emerge as Samantha and Erik use their powers to fight the people who are after them. But it’s getting harder to figure out who’s good and who’s evil. The enemy they’ve been fighting may not be the one who’s truly after them.

 

Purchase:

Book 1:
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/The-Samantha-Project-Series-BN – ebook/dp/B00A8MHPLM/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1
BN – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-samantha-project-stephanie-karpinske/1114187776?ean=2940016226477
Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-samantha-project

Book 2, The Golden Couple

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Couple-Samantha-Project-ebook/dp/B00BCL2M9S/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1

BN – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-golden-couple-stephanie-karpinske/1114585061?ean=2940016312385

Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-golden-couple

Book 3, A Chosen Destiny

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Chosen-Destiny-Samantha-Project-ebook/dp/B00CCSLCVY/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370551496&sr=1-3&keywords=a+chosen+destiny

BN – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-chosen-destiny-stephanie-karpinske/1115122480?ean=2940016635675

Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-chosen-destiny-1

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AUTHOR BIO

After spending years at a publishing company working on other people’s books, Stephanie left the corporate world to write her own books. Although her day job is freelance writing for magazines, she spends the rest of her time writing fiction. The idea for The Samantha Project came from a dream she had of a teen girl being held in a lab. She couldn’t stop thinking about the dream, so she turned that one scene into a much larger story that ended up being a trilogy. Stephanie also writes New Adult romance under a different name. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, cooking, running or watching movies.

Author links:

Website: http://stephaniekarpinske.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/931822.Stephanie_Karpinske?from_search=true

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stephanie-Karpinske/451860748215443?ref=hl

The new re-designed covers for The Samantha Project Trilogy by Stephanie Karpinske, designed by Mae I Design.

 
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