Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekly Book Haul #24

Requiem - Lauren Oliver (YAY!!)

Goddess - Josephine Angelini (O.M.G!!)

Walking Disaster - Jamie McGuire
The Girl With The Iron Touch - Kady Cross
The Eternity Cure - Julie Kagawa

The Deepest Night - Shana Abe
Of Triton - Anna Banks
True - Erin McCarthy

Hey guys!

It's been a while since I've done a Book Haul post.
(My apologies for that.)
Here are some books that I have gotten over the past few weeks. :)

Goddess and Requiem! SOOOO Excited to finally read both of these!!
Walking Disaster as well. I can't wait to read Travis's story.

So many great books! I can't wait to read them ALL!

What new books did you get this week???

**This post was inspired by In My Mailbox by TheStorySiren, in order to share books received each week.**

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #100 - Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After
by Stephanie Perkins

Publication Date: September 17th 2013
Publisher: Dutton

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and √Čtienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new. (Goodreads)

Yay! I am so excited to finally see a cover for Isla and the Happily Ever After! While I think it's a very nice cover, I'm still a bit bummed that it won't match the other books in the series that I already own. I really dislike when publishers do this. I will just have to deal with a mismatched set, because

What are you Waiting for this week???

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Review: The Murmuring by Carly Anne West

The Murmurings
by Carly Anne West

Publication Date: March 5th, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781442441798
For Review

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Everyone thinks Sophie’s sister, Nell, went crazy. After all, she heard strange voices that drove her to commit suicide. But Sophie doesn’t believe that Nell would take her own life, and she’s convinced that Nell’s doctor knows more than he’s letting on.

As Sophie starts to piece together Nell’s last days, every lead ends in a web of lies. And the deeper Sophie digs, the more danger she’s in—because now she’s hearing the same haunting whispers. Sophie’s starting to think she’s going crazy too. Or worse, that maybe she’s not…. (Goodreads)
I was so excited to get a chance to review The Murmurings by Carly Anne West. I have recently started to really enjoy creepy books, and creepy is definitely what you get with this read.

The main character in the story is Sophie, who is in mourning following the tragic death of her sister, Nell.  Everyone thought that Nell had gone crazy, and now they think the same about Sophie. With the help of her school mate Evan, Sophie sets out to find out exactly what happened to her dear sister, and why the same seems to be happening to herself as well.

Sophie was an interesting character. While I liked her for the most part, there were times when I wanted to reach into the book and shake the girl. But I found her determination admirable. She was determined to find out what happened to her sister, and what exactly was going on with herself as well.  I found Evan to be a bit confusing at first, I couldn’t figure out his angle. But it does become clearer throughout the book.

The romance in the book between Sophie and Evan seemed a little bit rushed to me. In parts, it even seemed forced. I’m not saying that I didn’t like the characters together; I did. I just wish that the relationship had grown a little bit more than it actually did.

The book started off a little slow, but by the middle, I was definitely turning the pages as quickly as I could to find out what was going to happen next.  Some parts of the book were super creepy, and to be honest, not exactly what I expected when I first started reading the book. It’s kind of like the book took a completely different direction that I expected to. Again, not that this was a bad thing; it was just not what I was expecting. 

Overall, I found The Murmurings to be a very interesting read. I do believe that fans of creepy books will definitely enjoy this read.

Happy Reading!