Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday! #1

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights an upcoming release that I am eagerly awaiting. This weeks book is The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. It's the second book in The Heroes of Olympus Series.

 In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea. . . .

I know there isn't really much to go off of....like barely anything. But I think getting closer to the release date (Oct. 4) there will be more. It's really cool because the cover was just released on May 26th! I'm a huge fan of the Percy Jackson series as well as the Heroes of Olympus so I will definitely get this!

Review: Solid

Solid by Shelley Workinger

Released:July 9,2010
Pages:221 pages(Paperback)
Buy here

From Amazon
Eighteen years ago, a rogue Army doctor secretly experimented with a chromosomal drug on unknowing pregnant women. When he was killed not long after the children were born, any knowledge and evidence seemed to die with him - except for the living, breathing, human products of his work.

Almost two decades later, the newly self-proclaimed "open-book" military unearths the truth about the experiment, bringing Clio Kaid and the other affected teens to a state-of-the-art, isolated campus where they soon discover that C9x did indeed alter their chromosomes, its mutations presenting as super-human abilities. The military kids, who come from across the nation and all walks of life, come into their own as lighter-than-air 'athletes'; 'indies' as solid as stone walls; teens who can make themselves invisible and others who can blind with their brilliance.

While exploring her own special ability, forging new friendships and embarking on first love, Clio also stumbles onto information indicating that the military may not have been entirely forthcoming with them and that all may not be as it seems... 
  I was contacted by the author to review but the review is all my own opinion.
   Where do I start with Solid? The plot of this book is fresh and new, it's definitely not something I've ever read before! Ms.Workinger has an amazing writing style, as well as interesting characters which made in my opinion the story come to life. The story follows Clio your average teen as she comes to grips with the harsh reality of this rouge experiment.
    I really really liked Clio! I loved her friendship with the main characters: Bliss, Garrett, Miranda and Jack.....oh how I loved the romance between Clio and Jack! I seriously can't wait to see their romance blossom.The story had one real climatic point where the "bad guy" was revealed and to be honest I kinda figured who this "bad guy" was, but was still shocked at some of the side details. Yep thanks to my crime show addiction I figured it out! But I really didn't mind that one climatic point, because I could really focus on the story and the development of characters instead of trying to keep up with every event.

  The book in all was a 5 out of 5 stars! I loved everything about it! I seriously can't wait for the release of Settling which is set to be released July 4th of this year! Solid is the first in Ms.Workinger's s Solid series! Here is the book cover of Settling:

Happy Reading!


P.s. Here is the official Solid website: http://www.solidnovel.com/

Monday, May 30, 2011

Review: Across the Universe

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Published:Razor Bill
Released:January 11,2011
Overall Rating: 4 out 5 stars

From goodreads-

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

         Before Across the Universe was even released I think the whole book community was buzzing about it. From then on I knew I had to get it! And there starts my journey.....

 The plot itself was nothing like I had ever read before because this was my first sci-fi YA novel! I love how Ms.Revis incorporated a love story while still making it not all about a love story. Getting closer to the end she definitely had me on my toes because of the "mystery."

Amy was absolutely an enjoyable character. It was interesting to see her reactions when she was put into certain situations. Elder...Elder.... I feel so sorry for you. Your always trying to do your best but everything you do never seems right! Eldest just bugged me throughout the whole book I found myself getting outraged as well and also a little scared at times.

  I will definitely check out the second book, A Million Suns. How exciting! I think that's it. If you have not checekd Across the Universe out you surely should! Thanks for reading

 Happy Reading,

P.S. Expect more posts since I am on summer break! As well as more reviews.........

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Small Book Haul

Killer by Sara Shepard
 I only got three books this week but hey its books right?I'm still trying to finish the Pretty Little Liars series!If you have not checked the series out you definitely should! The Scholastic book fair came to my school and I got the second installment to the Hunger Games!So excited to start this :). Then I've been dieing to read this book If I Stay!Thanks for reading and I hope to put up a review of Killer once I finish.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collions
If I Stay by Gale Forman