Monday, March 31, 2014

Cover Reveal: Lux: Consequences by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Giveaway)


Title: Lux: Consequences
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux, #3-4
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: June 3, 2014

Synopsis: Opal 

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing alien hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Origin 

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?
 

About the Author: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


AND NOW, for the ahhh-mazing cover......

(Do you spy Pepe Toth chillin' in the background?)

Now look at them side by side:


Giveaway: 

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-Kristen ♥

Monday, March 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: Lux: Beginnings by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Giveaway)

Title: Lux: Beginnings
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux, #1-2
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: June 3, 2014

Synopsis: Obsidian

There's an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he's hot...until he opens his mouth. He's infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Onyx 

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

About the Author: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


AND NOW, for the ahhh-mazing cover......


Giveaway: 

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-Kristen ♥

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cover Reveal: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Stone Cold Touch
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements, #2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 28, 2014

Synopsis: Every touch has its price 

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

Previous books in the series:
Click HERE to read my 5 star review of White Hot Kiss

About the Author: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


AND NOW, for the beautiful cover.....


-Kristen ♥

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Atlanta Premiere for Divergent!


I was lucky enough to win tickets to the Divergent red carpet screening in Atlanta this past Monday (3/3)!! Yeah, you should have seen me when I got the email telling me I had won and that both Shailene Woodley and Theo James would be in attendance.


I, of course, bought a special Dauntless outfit just for the occasion:



Then me and my awesome cousin hopped in the car and drove the three hours it took to get to the Atlanta theatre.
The sacred ticket that granted me entrance to one of the greatest events of my life.

Here is where we checked in.
                  The almighty pass that granted us access to the MOVIE!!

This place was decked out in DIVERGENT awesomness!

Before the movie started, the stars came out and greeted the fans!


Here you can spot a wild Theo James in his natural habitat among hordes of screaming fangirls.

Shailene Woodley in all her perfection:



Another picture of Four Theo.

Now, I know what all of you are thinking. Kristen, did you get a souvenir?
Why, yes. Yes, I did.

This will soon by gracing my wall with awesomeness.
 Okay, okay. I know what you guys are really thinking. Kristen, HOW WAS THE MOVIE?!?!


You guys, take a deep breath and relax because you have got absolutely nothing to worry about! Divergent was PERFECT. I think they adapted Veronica Roth's novel beautifully. Shailene and Theo were perfect as Tris and Four. The settings were perfect. The society was explained perfectly. (My cousin who went with me had never heard of or read Divergent before and she understood and loved it as well!) The fear landscape test was perfect. The soundtrack was perfect. It was just utter perfection. I do not want to spoil anybody, so I'm not going to go into any details. But just know that you can rest easy because I am positive that you won't be disappointed.  :))

-Kristen ♥

Friday, February 14, 2014

Book Review: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: White Hot Kiss
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements, #1
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: February 25, 2014

Synopsis: One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. 

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Review: When I read a book that I know I'll be reviewing, I often find myself analyzing the story in order to try and write a fairly good review with my informed opinion. But what always happens with Jennifer L. Armentrout books is that I find myself just purely enjoying the story and the characters and the total awesomeness. White Hot Kiss is definitely a new favorite! Bringing with it, a new book boyfriend! Oh, Roth...... This boy is just..... beyond words!! I would definitely love to see him and Daemon Black go toe-to-toe! Layla, our feisty heroine, is totally kickass! She can steal your soul with just one deadly kiss. So it's a good thing Roth doesn't have one of those pesky little souls getting in the way of him delivering some very steamy kisses! "Why doesn't he have a soul?" you may ask. Well, it's because he's a demon. And demons are the sworn enemies of the Wardens, aka gargoyles. Yeah, you read that right. A YA book with gargoyles, demons, and hot boys. What more could you ask for? Seriously, read this book! It's absolutely ahhh-mazing!!  <3  But prepare yourself for that ending! I am absolutely dying as I await the sequel!

An ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

Rating: 5/5 stars

-Kristen ♥

Friday, January 31, 2014

Book Review: The Holiday Survival Guide by Jane O'Reilly

Title: The Holiday Survival Guide
Author: Jane O'Reilly
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Publication Date: January 1, 2014

Synopsis: Witty, clever, and sharp. It's going to be the holiday from hell...and that's just how Erica wants it. 

When tabloid journalist Erica Parker is forced to take a holiday, she's determined to make it the most miserable holiday she possibly can, but not even her impressive imaginative powers could have come up with sharing a tent with survival expert Nathan Wilde. Nathan was a married man with a successful TV show before Erica got to work on his life. Now the hottest man she’s ever met is single, furious, and he’s got her alone in the wilderness for three long days…

Review: The Holiday Survival Guide was a quick, entertaining read with some sweet moments. I never fully liked Erica, but luckily Nathan had enough charm and likability for the both of them. I realize the story was short, but the insta-love aspect was a bit of a turn off and I felt the author could have drawn the process out for a little longer to make it more realistic. Erica was also considering doing a pretty crap thing to Nathan near the end of the book after they both had already confessed their love just so she could keep her job, which really made my opinion of Erica drop further. In conclusion, this is not a bad book by any means. I thoroughly enjoyed the story while snuggling under some blankets as I imagined how freakin' cold it must feel where they are at.

A copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

Rating: 2.5/5 stars

-Kristen ♥

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cover Reveal: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #6
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date: May 27, 2014

Synopsis: ΕRCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID.

I am coming. 

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

About the Author: Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.


AND NOW, for the big reveal..... *cue drumroll*


Ahhhhh!!!!!!! Much Excitement! Such Pretty! Very Want!

-Kristen ♥
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