Sunday, March 31, 2013

In My Mailbox March 2013

Here is this months In My Mailbox.

  1. Fractured -  Teri Terry
  2. The Fire Chronicles - John Stephens
  3. Crewel - Gennifer Albin
  4. Dance of Shadows - Yelena Black
  5. Undone - Cat Clarke
  6. Night School - C. J. Daugherty
  7. Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia
  8. Balthazar - Claudia Gray
  9. Spellcaster - Claudia Gray
  10. Unearthly - Cynthia Hand
  11. Hallowed - Cynthia Hand
  12. Immortal City - Scott Speer
  13. Natural Born Stranger - Scott Speer
  14. A Witch Alone - Ruth Warburton
  15. The Secret of Ella and Micha - Jessica Sorensen
Not many but there is more than there were last month :D

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Review - The Memory Coder by Jessica Brody

The Memory CoderRelease Date: February 26th 2013
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When a security breach is detected, the Memory Restoration Department is called upon to do what they do best: make you forget. But with every memory that’s taken out, a new one must be installed in its place. It’s a job that requires skill, artistry, discretion, and flawless proficiency in the language of memories. That’s why only the best programmers in the world are recruited to work for the department. But diving too far into another person’s memories is a dangerous endeavor. And for some, the temptation is just too strong.

“The Memory Coder,” an original story by Jessica Brody, is set in the world of Unremembered, the first book in a sci-fi/suspense trilogy.

The Memory Coder is a free short story on (link above so you can read it) it is set in the Unremembered world and it gives you information into the biotech company's memory removal and implanted memories.

If you want to know a little about the world before you read the book then you should read it first. I recommend you read it after the book because it would make more sense. I had already read Unremembered when I read this so I enjoyed it because I knew what it was about and it was nice knowing about how the memory extraction and restoration happened instead of just knowing that the biotech did it.

While reading the short story I was trying to figure out if Zen was the coder who got his memory erased and when that was answered I thought maybe the coder who erased the coders memory was Zen but I guess we will never find out the answer to this (unless more is revealed in book 2).

If you enjoyed Unremembered then you should definitely read The Memory Coder

Review - Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)Release Date: March 5th 2013
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When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author Jessica Brody comes a compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.

I am a huge fan of Jessica Brody's work, so when a chance came up to win an ARC of Unremembered I jumped at the chance and entered the giveaway everyday and I was lucky enough to be one of 5 winners.

I actually read Unremembered in January when my ARC turned up and it was amazing it only took me 2 days to read and for them 2 days I was up till silly O'Clock reading (and I got to miss a lecture
because I slept through my alarm).

I love the way Jessica took a news story about a sole survivor of a plane crash and put her own spin on it and turn it into an amazing book. I am trying not to give away any spoilers because that will just ruin the book for anyone so I am going to keep this review short.

The first few chapters of the book are all about trying to discover who the girl floating among a plane wreck is, she has no injuries and no memory of who she is. There is little known about the girl, there's no DNA records, no finger print records in any database and no one knows why she was on the plane in the first place and we don't get to find out the answers to any of these until near the end of the book.

Then there's the mystery guy Zen who says he knows Seraphina but she doesn't remember him even though she feels a pull towards him. He knows things about Seraphina that other people don't know about her which just confuses her even more and when the two get together Seraphina gets flashbacks of the two of them - and much more - so we can see more about them both together as a couple and more about Seraphina and some of the unanswered questions get answered.

Seraphina is awesome and because she can't remember anything it leaves the reader guessing as to who she is and where she is from and Zen is a great character but other than the flashbacks we don't really know much about him other than what his parents do. I also like Cody because what geeky teenager who hates 'perfect' girls will do what he did for a girl who is 'perfect'?

This is the first sci-fi book that I have read and it was full of action, twists and turns and one shocking part of the story that I did not see coming and the ending was a big WOW and I didn't see it coming.

Unremembered would have got 5 stars from me but Jessica ended it on a cliffhanger and I hate cliffhangers.

Read Loaded Shelves review

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks book is:

Oath Bound (Unbound, #3)Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent
The Tower Syndicate will fall... 
The secret daughter of the head of an infamous Skilled crime family, Sera Brandt has hidden her past, her potential and especially her powers. But when a tragedy strikes her other family, Sera needs justice. And the only way to get it is to reveal her heritage–including a rare Skill–and take the reins of the Tower Syndicate from her cunning and malicious aunt. 

If he can figure out how... 
Kristopher Daniels might have the answer. He's fought the syndicate to protect his sisters, but he'd never realized just how close to the new heir he needed to get.... 

And if they can survive 
Neither is used to trusting. But there's something between them that can't be ignored. And so Sera is on the run with a man she can't figure out, a target on her back and the new knowledge of just how powerful she really is....

Oath Bound is the third book in the Unbound series and is due to be released April 30th

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks book is:
The Elite (The Selection, #2)The Elite by Kiera Cass
Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times best-seller The Selection is out April 23rd

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This weeks topic is Top 10 books from my 2013 to be read list I am determined to read (That I haven't read yet.
  1. Karma Club - Jessica Brody (I know, I know read it already :p)
  2. Mystic - Alyson Noel
  3. Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
  4. A Witch in Winter - Ruth Warburton
  5. A Witch in Love - Ruth Warburton
  6. Switched - Amanda Hocking
  7. Die For Me - Amy Plum
  8. Stargazer - Claudia Gray
  9. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
  10. Naked Heat - Richard Castle

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks book is:
Fractured (Slated, #2)Fractured by Teri Terry
How do you know where to go when you don't remember where you came from?

Kyla's memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.

Or so she thought.

Kyla shouldn't be able to remember anything. But she can - and she's beginning to realise that there are a lot of dark secrets locked away in her memories. When a mysterious man from her past comes back into her life, she thinks she's on her way to finding the truth. But the more she learns about her history, the more confusing her future becomes...

Set in a disturbing future world, FRACTURED is an engrossing, fast-paced read that establishes Teri Terry as a master thriller writer.

Fractured is the sequel to Slated and is out on April 4th

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is going to be a little different.
The topic is Top 10 things I love and hate about books, but instead of listing 10 things I like and 10 things I hate about books I will list 5 of each so that I have 10.

1. Cover Art
This is a good and bad thing for me. A lot of the time I buy a book because the cover looks amazing but when it comes down to reading the book it is really rubbish.

2. Deceiving Blurbs
This is kind of the same as number 1 because I always read the blurb before buying a book (unless it is part of a series then I just buy it) and sometimes the blurb makes the book sound amazing and it turns out rubbish and sometimes the blurb sounds okay but when you have read the book it turns out amazing.

3. Imagery
I love books that have brilliant description in them because I like to be able to see in my head what the characters are doing while I'm reading.

4. Holding my attention
I like it when a book grips me in the first chapter or two, if it doesn't keep my attention I get bored and it takes me longer to read it.

5. Series Numbers
I hate not knowing if a book is a part of a series before I buy it and what number in the series it is. This is annoying to huge reader like me because I have to go out and find book 1 and possibly book 2 before I can read the one I just bought. I have to do this a lot and sometimes I start reading something else before I am able to get back round to reading the new book.

6. Gripping
I love it when I have a book that I can't put down and end staying up till stupid o'clock reading because it's that good.

7. Conflict
I like to be able to love/hate a character because they have done something that deserves being hated for (eg. Damen being nice in the Immortal series which makes you fall in love with him, then him changing because of Roman so you end up hating him)

8. Believable Characters
I like to read books that have believable characters in them, if what a character does isn't believable such as having super strength in a chapter or 2 but the rest of the book they are a normal regular person then to me that isn't a believable character

9. Plots
I like a book that isn't just focused on the one plot it has to have lots of different things going on as well but has to relate back to the main plot/theme of the story.

10. Cliff-Hangers
I hate them because I hate having to wait for the next book to see what happens (Here's looking at you Jenna, Jessica and Alyson haha)

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Sneak Peak

Okay so I got the Unforgotten sneak peak yesterday and so far I have managed to resist reading it for one reason and one reason only. If I read it I know I have to wait a whole 12 months before I can read the whole book which will kill me because it almost killed me having to wait for the actual book to be released after reading the 5 chapter sampler and just like having to wait for any book that ends with a cliff-hanger (FYI I hate cliff hangers).

I really want to read the sneak peak because anyone who had read the book will know it ends on a BIG cliff hanger and I want to know what happens but like I said above I will have to wait 12 months before I can read the rest of the book and I don't know if I can wait that long haha.

When I finished reading the book I am currently reading tonight if I still really want to read it then I will read it if not I might try and wait a while before reading it.

Currently Reading: The Underworld - Jessica Sorensen
Read in 2013: 6/30

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks book is:

Life After TheftLife After Theft by Aprilynne Pike
Moving to a new high school sucks. Especially a rich-kid private school. With uniforms. But nothing is worse than finding out the first girl you meet is dead. And a klepto.

No one can see or hear Kimberlee except Jeff, so--in hopes of bringing an end to the snarkiest haunting in history--he agrees to help her complete her "unfinished business." But when the enmity between Kimberlee and Jeff's new crush, Sera, manages to continue posthumously, Jeff wonders if he's made the right choice.

Clash meets sass in this uproarious modern-day retelling of Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Life after Theft Releases April 30th

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

Today's topic is Top 10 Books I plan on re-reading one day:
(If a book is a part of a series I'm just picking my favourite book from that series)
  1. Wintercraft: Blackwatch by Jenna Burtenshaw
  2. Immortal Series: Evermore by Alyson Noel (Very hard choice)
  3. Unremembered by Jessica Brody
  4. A Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen
  5. Heat Wave by Richard Castle
  6. The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen
  7. My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  8. Facing up to Fatherhood by Miranda Lee
  9. Evernight by Claudia Gray
  10. Rain by V. C. Andrews

Book Release

Just wanted to say Happy Release Day to Jessica Brody.

Jessica's AMAZING book Unremembered came out today.

My review of Unremembered will be posted shortly.
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