Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is...

Logan Quinn was try­ing to kill me. My Spar­tan class­mate relent­lessly pur­sued me, swing­ing his sword at me over and over again, the shin­ing sil­ver blade inch­ing closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes prac­ti­cally glowed with the thrill of battle... 

I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword... this one is scheduled to come out 11/29/11, but I am posting it anyway because I don't have it yet! I NEED this book so bad. I really want to know what happens next!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: Ultraviolet - R.J. Anderson

  • Paperback:
  •  416 pages
  • Publisher:
  •  Orchard Books
  • Language:
  •  English

Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.
This is not her story.
Unless you count the part where I killed her. 
Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?

My Thoughts...
This book was not at all what I expected, but it was a pleasant surprise. One of my favorite movies was Girl Interrupted, and this kinda had a similar feel to it. I actually enjoyed reading about Alison's time in the mental institution. I liked Alison, she was pretty interesting, She might not be an ass kicking chick like say Rose Hathaway, but she handled her situation rather well all things considered. I also love that she can "see" words. It was a cool look at something I didn't know much about. This book took quite a few turns that I wasn't expecting, but in the end it all seemed to come together and work well. This one really caught me off guard, and I liked that. I hope if you guys haven't all ready read it that you will give this book a chance. I'm giving this one 3.5 stars.
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