Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! New-To-Me Authors We Read In 2013

This top ten list from, The Broke and The Bookish, is a good one this week. There were so many new authors that we read this year. Almost all the books we read this year were from authors we never read stuff from before. It was fun to branch out. Since most of the books we read this year overlapped, there is no dividing this week.So in no particular order...

Author: Laini Taylor
 What we read: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
What we read: My Life Next Door

Author: Veronica Roth
    What we read: Divergent Trilogy        
Author: John Green
What we read: The Fault in Our Stars, etc.
Author: Jamie McGuire
      What we read: Beautiful Disaster      
Auhtor: Robyn Schneider
What we read: The Beginning of Everything
Author: Rainbow Rowell
What we read: Eleanor & Park, etc.       
Author: Gillian Flynn
What we read: Gone Girl, etc.
Author: Richelle Mead
What we read: Vampire Academy Series
Author: Shannon Messenger
What we read: Let The Sky Fall

Until Next time!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wish List Wednesday! Book Boyfriends!

Happy Hump Day! So we're doing something a little different. Instead of listing our wish list of up coming reads, we're going to embrace the hump in hump day and list our wish list of book boyfriends.

Narrowing down book boyfriends is such a hard job. We can go on and on about the boys/men in books that make us swoon and gives us the warm and fuzzies. But we've narrowed it down to six.

Boyfriend #1: Patch Cipriano from the Hush, Hush series. He is not only fiercely protective but he is also extremely hot. 

Boyfriend #2: Adrian Ivashkov from the Vampire Academy  series because who doesn't like the bad boy. Not to mention he comes baring gifts. Also, he's extremely hot. (Seeing a trend?)

Boyfriend #3: Ezra Faulkner from The Beginning of Everything because he's the lost yet sensitive. He's also loyal and he sounds like a pretty good kisser.

Boyfriend #1: Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars. I mean, I don't think there is a sweeter book boyfriend out there than Gus. He is just genuine and perfect.

Boyfriend #2: Christian Ozera from the Vampire Academy series. He's the perfect example of tall, dark and mysterious. Misunderstood to the max, I just want to sit in a corner with him and cuddle.

Boyfriend #3: Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games. I know he is everyone's book boyfriend because he is just pure amazingness but he bakes bread. I love me some carbs.

We just want them all! Who is on your book boyfriend list? 

Until Next Time

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! Winter TBR list

We're back again with another Top Ten Tuesday brought to us by The Broke and The Bookish. Visit their blog to see all the other Top Ten Tuesday lists from other blogs. This week we are going to list ten from our Winter To-Be-Read list, five from each of us.





Those are on our lists for the next few months at least. Did you guys enjoy #ReadAthon? We did! We are still working through The Coldest Girl in Coldtown! Because of the holidays, we won't have a second book for this month but come January 3rd, we'll have a new book!

What is on your TBR list? What book makes you feel warm and fuzzy on those cold winter days? Let us know! Comment before or tweet us.

Until Next Time

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wish List Wednesdays!

There are a lot of books that both of us want to read. Our lists go on and on but here are some of the books that are on the top of the piles.

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.

From the author of My Life Next Door comes a swoony summertime romance full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions.
Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen's dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is.

A magnetic, push-me-pull-me romance with depth, this is for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Deb Caletti.

I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.

When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn’t know that paranormal forces in a much darker world are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into Kennedy’s room and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her. The brothers reveal that her mother was part of an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon — a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night.

Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to uncover the truth and stay alive. Along with new Legion members Priest and Alara, the teens race to find the only weapon that might be able to destroy the demon — battling the deadly spirits he controls every step of the way.

Suspense, romance, and the paranormal meet in this chilling urban fantasy, the first book in a new series from Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels.

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

Warriors Kaleb and Aya will stop at nothing to destroy their competition. But when Kaleb finds his fate entwined with that of Mallory, a seventeen-year-old human girl, he can't seem to separate the vicious Carnival contest he's entered from his sudden devotion to her. He and Aya may be prizefighters from the otherworldly Untamed City, but his strange, obsessive connection makes staying away from the witch-ruled human world, and Mallory, harder every day.

All Mallory knows of the Untamed City is what her elders have told her—that it's full of debauchery and daimons looking to destroy her. But she knows she's being pulled toward Kaleb with an emotion so fierce that it's utterly foreign.

The two are forced apart by Mallory's overprotective witch father, stranded by necessity between warring populations that can't coexist. But when The City's ruler raises the stakes of the Carnival's prize, there's nothing Mallory, Kaleb, or Aya can do to stop the two worlds colliding. Mallory's about to discover her true identity—and stumble into a fate she'd die to avoid.

Fans of The Hunger Games will devour this tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one's own destiny from the bestselling author of Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr.

Hopefully we will eventually get to all of these books. What are some of your top books on your to-read list?

Until next time

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! 2014 Releases

Looking around the interwebs, we found this blog that hosts top ten lists! We thought, why not! So taking a page from the lovely people at The Broke and The Bookish, we bring you the Top Ten 2014 Releases We're Dying to Read!




Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore (No Cover)

2014 seems so long away! Nine times out of ten, some of these books will be featured on the blog sometime next year and we are excited to read them all with you!

Until Next Time!