Thursday, March 22, 2012

Trailer Thursday: Bitterblue

I have been waiting for this one for a while now
and on May 1, 2012 the wait is finally over!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Review: Tomorrow Land

By: Mari Mancusi
Releases March 8, 2012
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

This was an exciting dystopian adventure by Mari Mancusi that I could not put down. It is set in 2030 so there are some futuristic concepts that are really cool but don’t get used to them because it-the-end-of-the-world. Peyton Anderson is a very interesting heroine. All she wants to be popular, shop, have a hot boyfriend but she has the nutty father who is planning for the apocalypse. He has her training in martial arts, not allowing her to have the newest technology or her LTF (Liscense to F…) as the kids in the book call it. Yes on of the concepts in 2030 is the government regulates who can breed and have sex.

The hero of the book is Chris/Chase who is the nerdy boy down the street and have a massive crush on Peyton. He has his own strengths and weakness he overcomes through the book. He has a very funny and take charge of the situation brother named Trey/Tank. After the apocalypse they all got new names based on what they were known for. Trey is as big as a tank. They have a moply crew of kids they have found and need to take care of.

I liked how Mari Mancusi wrote the book as every other chapter being before the apocalypse and then present tense 4 years later. It made it so the reader never knew about Peyton and Chris’s past history while their present was already happening. It made so that to the very end we never knew all the answers of their past.

Can true love survive the end of the world?

 Imagine finding your first love, only to be ripped apart by the apocalypse. Peyton Anderson will never forget the day she was forced to make a choice--between her family--and Chris Parker, the boy she'd given her heart. Now, four years later, as she steps from the fallout shelter and into a dead and broken world, he's the only thing on her mind.

 All Chris "Chase" Parker wanted was to take Peyton away and keep her safe from harm. But he waited for hours in the rain on judgment day and she never showed--breaking his heart without ever telling him why.
 Now the two of them have been thrown together once again, reluctant chaperones to a group of orphan children in a post-apocalyptic world where the dead still walk...and feed. As they begin their pilgramage to the last human outpost on Earth, can they find a way to let go of old hurts and find the love they lost--all while attempting to save what's left of the human race?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Review: Witch Witch (Coven series, #1)

By: Trish Milburn
Releases March 1, 2012
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.
Trish Milburn is a new author for me and I was not disappointed. This is a new series about a girl trying to escape her family/coven. She is a witch but does not want to use her powers for evil so she runsaway. She wants a normal life, school, friends, prom, and maybe a boyfriend. However, Jax is anything but normal.

Jax is starting high school for the first time and it is like scenes from Mean Girls. You have three pretty yet bitchy girls who are cruel to Jax since she is the newest prettiest girl in school getting all the attention. Jax is supernaturally pretty but she only has eyes for Keller. I love the idea of love at first sight and that what these two have. Everyone around them recognizes it too. I liked the core group of friends Jax does make. Toni is a little spitfire with pink stripes in her hair. Keller is her cousin and supernatural hunter. Eric and Paige are very sweet to her too.
This book had everything it needed and was not drawn out. It was 188 pages so everything moves pretty quick but it doesn’t feel rushed. I liked the pase and can’t wait for the next book.

Witchcraft Is Her Family’s Business.

No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It.

“Jax” Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she feels welling up inside her—the same dark power that fuels the covens around the world. All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends. Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax’s barely begun new life hangs in the balance when she discovers that the boy she’s attracted to is sworn to kill her kind. He’s a hunter with good reason to kill everything that goes bump in the night. Even the most fleeting use of her power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches? Jax’s only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget everything he’s ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the covens. To believe there is some good in her.

 Favorite Quote:
“Okay, okay, we get it. You two really like each other,” Egan says. He nudges Keller aside. “It’s my turn. I think I have a date up there somewhere.”

Bit Toni doesn’t appear at the top of the stairs.

“Toni?” I say.

“Come out, come out, wherever you are,” Egan adds.

“She’s, uh…I’ll go get her.” I don’t want to reveal how nervous Toni is. That will put too much importance on this date, on Egan.

“Nah, I’ll go get her.” Egan bounds up the stairs.
  The Coven Series
1. White Witch (Released March 1, 2012)
2. Bane
3. Magick