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Teaser Tuesday #35: “This Is Not a Test” by Courtney Summers

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

    • Grab your current read
    • Open to a random page
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
    • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This Is Not a Test

by Courtney Summers

Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: June 19th 2012 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Taken from page 19 (eARC):

“This place always felt like death. Now it’s going to keep us alive.”

I’ll be reviewing this title, as well as “Ascend” (review on 4/24) and “The Hunt”, next week. I’m really, really enjoying this one. It isn’t what I was expecting. At all. But I think that’s what makes it so awesome to read. You expect a traditional zombie novel, but this isn’t your typical zombie novel. It’s so much more than that.

Add it on Goodreads!

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Teaser Tuesday #34: Return to Eden (The Soulkeepers #3) by G.P. Ching

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

    • Grab your current read
    • Open to a random page
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
    • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Published 2012 by DarkSide Publishing

Teaser from page 7 (Paperback):

“We had an agreement.”

“I’ve never had a problem breaking an agreement.” Lucifer rolled his eyes and spread his hands.

My review will be posted here on April 13th as part of the blog tour.
I’m not big into books with religious tones as most of them push it down the readers throats, but G.P. Ching’s Soulkeepers series doesn’t. It’s a good series full of interesting characters.
Add the Soulkeepers series to your to-read list on Goodreads:

Teaser Tuesday #33: “Starters (Starters #1)” by Lissa Price

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

    • Grab your current read
    • Open to a random page
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
    • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Hardcover, 368 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Teaser from page 3 (digital ARC):

A massive copper fountain flowed with endless water alongside one wall. The way they were letting this clear, clean water fall and splash, you’d think the stuff was free.

I just started this one, finally, this morning and I’m really enjoying it so far. After reading Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story and finally finding time to dive into Starters, I can honestly say this is a book worth checking out.

Teaser Tuesday #32: Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls #1) by Tiffany Truitt

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

    • Grab your current read
    • Open to a random page
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
    • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls #1)

Paperback, 260 pages
Expected publication: April 10th 2012 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
Teaser from page 35 (digital ARC):

His hand gently held onto mine, and I wondered if it took all of his concentration to hold back the strength I knew coursed through him. The chosen ones weren’t created to play nice.

I’m really enjoying this one! I’m hoping to have my review up by the weekend.
If you haven’t added this one to your TBR list yet, do so. Immediately!

Teaser Tuesday #31: The Guardian’s Wildchild by Feather Stone

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

    • Grab your current read
    • Open to a random page
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
    • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Guardian’s Wildchild

by Feather Stone

The year 2020 was one long, terrifying nightmare. The planet trembled violently for months as if desperately trying to shed its skin.
Quote taken from page one. I just started this one. My review will be up on the 23rd as part of the blog tour, so keep an eye out for it. 🙂
More information on The Guardian’s Wildchild by Feather Stone:
Paperback, 277 pages
Published: September 27th 2011 by Omnific Publishing
Description from Goodreads:
Sidney Davenport is known as Wildchild to her Guardian mentor, Greystone. She rebels against rules. Wildchild is gifted in the paranormal, but carefully conceals her powers from the world. Even in the crises that threaten her life, she refuses to use her powers of telepathy, telekinesis, space/time travel. If her enemies discovered the truth of who she is, her Guardian people would be destroyed. She calls upon her spirit guides, Seamus and Celeste, to guide her through a mine field of the insane – Madame and Captain Butchart.

Sidney leaves her home on Hawk’s Island to help the underground stop two people who are about to cause worldwide madness. Unskilled in esponage, she is arrested and sentanced to death. But, God help Sidney, she can’t deny her attraction to the man who has orders to perform her execution – the tall, dark eyed Captain Waterhouse. He’s meticulous, disciplined and lives by the strict rules expected of an officer of the American navy.

Captain Waterhouse is about to scrap his higher morals to bust out of his hell. When a female prisoner is delivered to his ship, he has no idea she is capable of turning his disciplined life into a storm of unimaginable experiences. His prisoner’s enemies, he discovers, are also the ones who hold his life in the palm of their hands.

Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fast paced story woven with murder and magic.

Teaser Tuesday #30: Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

    • Grab your current read
    • Open to a random page
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
    • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
 

Everneath (Everneath #1)  by Brodi Ashton

Hardcover, 370 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Harper Collins / Balzer + Bray

He raised his head and winced. “You shouldn’t do that,” he said, even though he didn’t pull his hand away. “Why?” “Because … it’ll make everything worse… If you don’t feel—”

Ashton, Brodi (2012-01-24). Everneath (Kindle Locations 4619-4622). Harper Collins, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

Here’s the Goodreads description for Everneath:

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she’s returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld… this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she’s forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s…

If you’re looking for a book to read, I’d suggest picking this one up immediately. I’m loving it so far. 🙂

Teaser Tuesday #28: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

    • Grab your current read
    • Open to a random page
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
    • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
 
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood
Hardcover, 326 pages
Expected publication: February 7th 2012 by Putnam Juvenile

I look at his broad shoulders admiringly. His lips twitch as though he’s guessed what I’m thinking. “I’ve shaved as well,” he points out.

“I noticed. I like you clean shaven,” I say, then realize how proprietary it sounds.

Quote was taken from page 181 in the ARC (uncorrected copy).

Here’s the Goodreads description for Born Wicked:

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.

I’ll be posting my review on February 7th to go along with the books release date. 🙂

Teaser Tuesday #27: THE WAY WE FALL by Megan Crewe

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

    • Grab your current read
    • Open to a random page
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
    • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
The Way We Fall (The Way We Fall #1) by Megan Crewe
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Disney-Hyperion

Six more people have died. The Public Health officers are barring visitors and all patients who aren’t in critical condition from the hospital unless they’re showing symptoms of the mystery virus.

Crewe, Megan (2012-01-24). The Way We Fall (Kindle Locations 640-641).

Disney. Kindle Edition.

Here’s the Goodreads description for The Way We Fall:

When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back.

Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.

Because how will she go on if there isn’t?

I was lucky enough to receive a copy from Megan last week. I’m really enjoying this one. It’s creepy, yet addictive.

I know I’m behind on reviews, I promise I’ll be posting a lot of them this week. I was sick over the weekend and ended up calling out of work on Monday, and I had to finish editing a manuscript (more on that later, hopefully), so I’ve fallen a bit behind. I do want to apologize for that. I’ll be back on track hopefully by the end of the week! 🙂

Teaser Tuesday #26: “The Grimoire Chronicles: Veil Between Worlds” by Sally Dubats

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

    • Grab your current read
    • Open to a random page
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Grimoire Chronicles: Veil Between Worlds by Sally Dubats

“Try me,” I said. A lump grew in my throat, and yet I was hopeful that at last the mystery would be solved. Trenton took a step toward me, started to speak, then faltered and looked away. He gathered his courage and spoke, “I will tell you this, Cassie. I never meant to hurt you. But you must stop this . . . this dream dimension, or whatever it is. Please. Stop trying to remember me.”

Dubats, Sally (2011-07-04). The Grimoire Chronicles: Veil Between Worlds (p. 55). Sally Dubats. Kindle Edition.

Here’s the Goodreads description for Veil Between Worlds:

The Witches’ New Year looms, and the Veil Between Worlds thins. Seventeen-year-old Cassie heads home from school and meets Trenton, a beautiful boy with an enchanting voice. Darkness blankets the encounter so Cassie forgets she ever met him. . . and what he did to her. For other girls the lost time would be the end of the story, but Cassie is Wiccan and she uses her intelligence and authentic witchcraft to remember the truth. Her spell sets in motion a mind-blowing adventure that takes her to another dimension, the astral plane, where anything is possible and a dangerous romance with Trenton blossoms.

But who. . . or what. . . is Trenton?

The story is fantasy. The spells are real.

Interested in reading this book? I have SEVEN e-books to give out this week! All you need to do is send an e-mail to NicoleSobonBooks@gmail.comnd let me know what format you’d like. Yes, it’s really that easy. 🙂

Teaser Tuesday #25: Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1) by Karina Halle

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

    • Grab your current read
    • Open to a random page
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
    • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1) by Karina Halle

Paperback, 323 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Metal Blonde Books

“Who is Dex Foray?” she asked, looking up at me.

I snatched it out of her hands and turned it over in mine. He did exist.

Quote taken from page 59.

Here’s the Goodreads description for Darkhouse:

Enter the world of the highly acclaimed Experiment in Terror Series by visiting…the Darkhouse:

There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twenty-something, she’s still not what you would call “ordinary.” For one thing, there’s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there’s the fact that she sees ghosts. Luckily for her, that all comes in handy when she stumbles across Dex Foray, an eccentric producer for an upcoming webcast on ghost hunters. Even though the show’s budget is non-existent and Dex himself is a maddening enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threatens her life and seduces her with a sense of importance. Her uncle’s haunted lighthouse provides the perfect catalyst and backdrop for a mystery that unravels the threads of Perry’s fragile sanity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dangerous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems.

I’m really enjoying this book. I’d highly suggest snatching up this book (the e-book is only $0.99!).