Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday 4

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. where we feature upcoming releases that we are highly anticipating.

The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2)
The Calling (Darkness Rising #2) By: Kelley Armstrong
Expected Publication: April 2012

Maya Delaney’s paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is—a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly anyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.

Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they’re kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home.(Goodreads) 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Review: Solid By Shelley Workinger

Published July 9th 2010 by CreateSpace
Paperback, 221 pages

Teens who discover they were secretly genetically altered before birth are brought together at a classified site where they forge new friendships, find love, develop "super-abilities," and even unearth a conspiracy.(Goodreads)

Rating and Review: 3.5
Generally a fast paced nice book. At times it seemed almost predictable but there were some interesting plot twists. Also the changes made to the kids are quite interesting. I'd defiantly be interested in reading the rest of the trilogy just to find out more about those changes and the abilities that come with them. I think people who enjoy Kelley Armstrong's YA books would enjoy Solid. 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Review: Need By Carrie Jones

Paperback, 306 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Pain shoots through my head
        Fireworks. Explosions. All inside my brain.
     The white world goes dark and I know what's about to happen

    Zara Whit suspects a freaky guy is stalking her. She memorizes phobias and chants them when she's nervous. OK, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But moving to a freezing Maine town to stay with her grandmother is supposed to be the perfect fix - so her mum says.
Except, this plan of sending Zara away to help her stay sane? Yeah, not working. Turns out the stalker is not a figment of Zara's imagination. He's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Main town, and all signs are pointing to Zara.(Goodreads)

Review and Rating: 4
    Normally I'm quite picky about what faerie or pixie books I will read but Carrie Jones has done a great job. She separated the pixies from the faeries and has created their own interesting world. She also expanded on the Were territory giving it a new direction. I also loved the phobias listed throughout the book they were very entertaining. For such a young author Carrie Jones has done a wonderful job and I will definitely be reading the rest of this series and would recommend it to fans of Melissa Marr.