Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cover Reveal: Trust in Me by J. Lynn (+Giveaway)

We're so excited to be apart of the cover reveal for. . .
Trust in Me by J. Lynn (aka Jennifer L. Armentrout)
hosted by William Morrow/HarperCollins!

Without further ado. . .
It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life—literally—he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?


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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: The Year of the Great Seventh (DNF)

Title: The Year of the Great Seventh
Author: Teresa Orts
Publisher: Drayton Press
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 310
Format: ARC
Source: Author
Rating: 0 cubes of sugar (DNF)
Release Date: July 6, 2013
Purchase: Indiebound (As a supporter of indie booksellers, I'm going to to tell you to go get it from your local bookstore if you want to pick it up. Buy local first! :)

Sophie has always felt out of step—an outsider, even amongst friends in her high school with all the hype about celebrity culture. Her life in L.A. seems to have been already written for her, but when her junior year starts, it all takes a drastic turn. When she crosses paths with the school's heartthrob, Nate Werner, they fall for each other in a way neither can understand. What they don’t know is that by giving in to their desires, they are unlocking an ancient Egyptian prophecy that threatens to return Earth to the dark ages.

To undo the curse, Nate and Sophie embark on an adventure that takes them across the country. But their quest is not only to save the world as they know it. It is also a fight for their very survival. Behind the scenes, there are those that are counting on them to fail.

(Taken from Goodreads)

Post-"taste" Review: 
Did not finish. Really difficult to get into, even at almost halfway through the book. Apparently the end gets better? The characters drove me nuts.

I had really hoped I could get into this one, but in the end I just couldn't do it. I literally had to put the book down several times and think "What did I just read??" and I only managed to read less than half the book.

Characters are obviously a huge part of books and I just couldn't relate these characters. From the beginning they just rubbed me the wrong way. The main character, Sophie, is supposed to be the "brainy" one of her group of actress friends. I say brainy because she talks about being a history buff, but I never saw that come into play. She's supposed to be worrying about her future and applying to colleges, instead she gets embroiled in this awkward "relationship" with a guy she's only ever admired from afar.

It was so rushed, she goes from "oh, he's really cute" to "omgwhydoesn'thelikeme??!?" In a very short amount of time. When she gets groped at a party Nate, aforementioned GQ model-esque love interest, flies off the handle (why??) and beats the living snot out of the guy. This is apparently grounds for getting all moony and worried over him and Sophie repeatedly tries to talk to him about it. When she does finally get him to talk he essentially tells her she's weird and they shouldn't be seen together. Ever. Que downward spiral into depression. There's even a point here where she waxes poetic about how she didn't realize how motivational seeing him at school was for getting up in the morning. Girl! Geez Louise! You've talked to him for maybe a total of 20 minutes, this reaction is rather dramatic. They have one of run-in with each other at the movies that ends with him smashing a car window with his arm. So the obvious thing to do is to give the guy with anger issues and elbows of steel a ride home, right? Right. I felt like Sophie spent a lot of time trying to fabricate a relationship with Nate, grasping at air for any way to be around him. Way too desperate.

I can't say much abut the settings as, appart from Nate's house, there was little description that my mind could create from.

I'm still tring to figure out why this book has such high ratings on Goodreads. I'm truly baffled. I'm usually pretty forgiving when it comes to errors and quick fixes in books, but this one had my fingers itching for my red pen. Maybe I'll trying picking it up again later, apparently the second half of the book is where it picks up, but I'm so unsatisfied with the beginning that it may be a hard sell.

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way paid for my opinions.*