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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cover Reveal: UNINVITED by Sophie Jordan

I am extremely excited to be apart of today's cover reveal for Sophie Jordan's UNINVITED. I am a huge fan of Sophie's and can not wait for this book to be out! Check out this stunning cover....

You can’t change your DNA…even when it says you’re a murderer.

When Davy tests positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, aka “the kill gene,” she loses everything. Once the perfect high school senior, she is uninvited from her prep school and abandoned by her friends and boyfriend. Even her parents are now afraid of her—although she’s never hurt a fly. Davy doesn’t feel any differently, but genes don’t lie. One day she will kill someone.

Without any say in the matter, Davy is thrown into a special class for HTS carriers. She has no doubt the predictions are right about them, especially Sean, who already bears the “H” tattoo as proof of his violence. Yet when the world turns on the carriers, Sean is the only one she can trust. Maybe he’s not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly. 

See what I mean? It's a must have book! You can find out more about it HERE and add it to Goodreads. You can also check it out on Epic Reads. If you're at RT this week, you can also catch Sophie there. Find out her times here.

 LEAVE us a comment a let us know what you think about the cover to be entered to win 1 of 2 SIGNED Uninvited bookmarks we're giving away (US only).

Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

By: Marissa Meyer
Published by: MacMillan
Released on: February 5th, 2013
Source: arc for review / purchased book
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
5 stars: I Loved It!
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth...

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner

What happens when you take the magic and enchantment of beloved fairy tales and set them in a dystopian world? You get the Lunar Chronicles! A highly addictive series with an unforgettable cast of characters who leave you wanting so much more of their story.

You know that feeling you get when you start a new series, and you get to the end of book one with a craving for book 2, and you come to realize that you have to wait a year? You'd do almost anything for the sequel, because you HAVE TO HAVE IT NOW. Then when book two is finally out you have all these high acceptations for it, and you've built up so much anticipation for it you're almost scared to sit down and start reading the book because "what if" it doesn't live up to the hype and it doesn't meet your acceptations. That was me before starting SCARLET. I wondered how SCARLET was going to fair after CINDER, and if I was really going to love this book as much as everyone was telling me I would. Let's just say that once I sat down to read it there was no stopping until I was done. I couldn't read it fast enough.  

I love this book! Any attempt to pace myself with this book went right out the window the moment Wolf was introduced into the story, and Scarlet was set on finding answers and saving her Grandmother. Marissa wrote Wolf and Scarlet in such a way that the moment I met them, I knew these were characters I was immediately invested in. I had to know more, and read more about them. It was obvious from the get that these two characters had a lot of back story that was slowly going to unravel as the story went on, and boy did it ever. The way Marissa allowed their story's to fall into place made me fall in love with the characters even more, because I felt like I really got to know them and understand them more. 

Normally it's easy for me to pick out at least one strong character for me to like, but Wolf and Scarlet are two characters who I fell hard for. The two of them together is fabulous! They have this chemistry that jumps off the pages, at least it did for me. I love that as much as I wanted to shove the two of them together, they're hesitant, and not without reason. They each have so much to lose and so much gain in this story, and I loved every moment I spent with them on their mission. 

In a storyline that's fueled by betrayal, secrets, lies, love, hope, loss and has plenty of twists, Marissa Meyer kept me helplessly engaged with every accept of SCARLET. Everything that happens within this story has a purpose. Choices characters made in Cinder, had consequences in this book. I'm guessing some choices made in this story will have consequences in the next. I loved getting more of the history and more back story that dates before Cinder herself, in this book. It's part of the story's twists and secrets that are revealed as the story goes on. I love how everything that has happened up to this point in the series has made sense to me. Marissa has tied things together and some things up beautifully. 

Talk about flawless writing! I love the way Marissa interlocks both Cinder and Scarlet's story. There was never any confusion when the story switches from Scarlet's story to Cinder's in this book. The going back and forth was obvious and well executed. The spin she puts on some of the most beloved fairy tales, and her unique touches she gives these stories is a huge breath of fresh air. These is nothing else like CINDER and SCARLET, and I for one LOVE that! These are books I would highly recommend to YA readers. This series is clean cut, highly engaging, beautifully written, and has just the right amount of romance, and that lovely character chemistry/tension that I love in my YA books. 

SCARLET is by far my favorite of this series so far. I can only imagine what Marissa has in store for us fans in her next two books, though I don't know how she's going to top SCARLET. If you've read Cinder, I highly recommend you pick up SCARLET!! Trust me, you won't be disappointed that you did. If you're not much of a "wolf" fan, you just mind find yourself falling in love with WOLF. Just ask Sophie, she did, and she's not a wolf girl. ;) 

You can read my review for Cinder here.