Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday!

This week, my waiting on Wednesday pick is the third and final book to a trilogy I have been with since the beginning! 

RUINS by Dan Wells!

"Kira, Samm, and Marcus fight to prevent a final war between Partials and humans in the gripping final installment of the blockbuster Partials Sequence.

Our time is almost up.

As the clock ticks closer and closer to the final Partial expiration date, humans and Partials stand on the brink of war. Caught in the middle, thousands of miles apart, are Samm and Kira: Samm, who is trapped on the far side of the continent beyond the vast toxic wasteland of the American Midwest; and Kira, now in the hands of Dr. Morgan, who is hell-bent on saving what's left of the Partials, even if she has to destroy Kira to do it.

The only hope lies in the hands of the scattered people of both races who seek a way to prevent the rapidly escalating conflict. But in their midst appears a mysterious figure, neither human nor Partial, with solemn warnings of the new apocalypse-one that none of them may be able to avert.

The last book in the Partials Sequence is a thrill ride of epic proportions, as the last remnants of life on our planet fight to determine its final fate."

The PARTIALS series is an EPIC dystopian series, but it's completely unique and original! It has tons of action and thrills and romance and plot and everything a great book should have!
It feels like I have been waiting a life time for this third book and I STILL have to wait until NEXT YEAR! Until then, I shall be writing a novel of my own.
Maybe I'll grab an ARC!
Check out PARTIALS by Dan Wells, the first book in this fantastic series!
Have a great Wednesday!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Book Peeves! Little things about books that annoy me.

We all have pet peeves! Some of them are about how their good is served, if the light stays on or off, or even how the toilet paper should hang (which is over, not under). There are also little things that really peeve me when it comes to books, and I'm sure some of you will agree with me, so here is a list of book peeves.

1. Sequel covers that don't match the first book.

Don't you just hate it when you buy the first book to a series when it comes out, but when the second book is released, so are a new set of covers? I understand that, most of the time, the covers improve, but it is still annoying nonetheless because when you take Instagram photos of your books, they don't match! I swear, you should be able to send in the older version of the book to the publisher and receive the updated cover in return. 
I love James Patterson to death, don't get me wrong! His books are amazing and I stand in awe of his pure genius and his ability to write so many books and one time while keeping his sanity! But he is NOTORIOUS for changing his covers all the time. There must be thousands of different versions of his Maximum Ride series (which I love)! 
In some cases I am glad that they changed the cover (i.e. Delirium, Legend, Lightning Thief...) because the rest of the series then stuck with that special format, but in most cases, STOP CHANGING THE COVERS!

2. Undressed books with nothing to show.

When I purchase or receive a hardcover book, the very first thing I do is undress it! (Remove the sleeve) Most of the time I will find soem clever little impression of something on the book itself, which pleases me very much!
The Insignia trilogy, the Divergent trilogy, and the Lorien Legacies series all have little surprises behind their sleeves! WELL DONE!
But then you have the books that have absolutely NOTHING behind the sleeve but a smooth front. I still like the books, but this annoys me, I must admit.

See, you have no idea what these books could be by just looking on the front. They are all plain, and this disappoints me. 

3. Paperback books that should be hardback.

I love long books! I like the detail and the long story that just consumes me for days. What I don't like is when someone publishes a long book in paperback, and since I am desperate, I buy it immediately and regret it when the hardback is released. 
 These books are so thick and have such thin covers, that I'm gonna have to buy hardcovers in a little while, because they are going to fall apart! Again, I LOVE these books, but they each have something that peeves me.

4. The first chapters of the next book at the end.

I have no example pictures for these because I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about. It may not bother anyone else, but it drives me nuts when they have the first chapters of the next book in  the series you're reading at the end of the first book. AGGHHHH! 
This is not a flaw, this is a torture device and works of pure evil! 

5. Crammed pages with small font.

When a book has pages that have a minuscule font and words filling up all the margins, it simply turns me off immediately. Thankfully, I have only encountered this annoyance with school books on the reading list. 
It's okay to make it longer! You don't have to fill every little space with words. Readers need room for our eyes to wander, room to breathe! (Sounds weird, but it's true!)

There are MANY other peeves you can come up with, but these are the top 5 things about books that peeve me. Authors, take notes! But remember, just because your book may fall into one of these categories, it has nothing to do with your brilliant story between the pages. Just keep these things in mind when you're designing your books! ;)

And now I shall present the winner of the Perfect Book contest.
Drumroll please! 
*beats floor rapidly*






FIND ME by Romily Bernard!
This book has everything a reader wants, and nothing that one doesn't want!
It has a breath-taking cover, it has a surprise behind the sleeve, it doesn't have a snippet of the sequel in the back, and it doesn't have crammed pages! 


COVER REVEAL for The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings!

We have been waiting for this moment a long time! We have all heard of TMC and we've all gotten excited, but now we actually have the cover!!! 
So here it is...




TA DAAA!!!!!

Beautiful, isn't it? I cannot wait to read this amazing book! Hopefully I can snag an ARC so I can review it for you guys ;)

Check out Lindsay's blog for a giveaway and contest! 

Have an awesome Saturday! Good luck to those participating in #NaNoWriMo this year!
And don't forget that if you didn't make it to YALLFEST this year, you can keep up with what's going on with @EpicReads and all the awesome authors through the hashtag, #EpicReadsYALL 


Friday, November 8, 2013

Lunar Insignia Contest Entry!

There was a contest Marissa Meyer was hosting. The winner would receive an ARC of CRESS! When I heard about it, early in October, I immediately got to work, thinking of the perfect ideas that would best represent the Lunars. 
The finalists were chosen by Marissa this afternoon. I didn't make it, but I'm proud of what I made, so I'm going to share it with all of you! 
Even though I wasn't chosen, there are still a few other ways to receive an ARC for CRESS! You could enter the #NaNoWriMo competition! It's great fun! But it's takes dedication to write so much! This is my first year participating, so I'm going to try my best not to quit! I'M A FIGHTER! I'm grateful for Marissa Meyer for inspiring me to try out #NaNoWriMo!