Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.

But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business — until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers — and the consequences could be deadly.

Hardcover, 325 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by MTV Books
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Cover reveal: One Hundred names by Cecilia Ahern

Journalist Kitty Logan’s career is being destroyed by scandal – and now she faces losing the woman who guided and taught her everything she knew. At her terminally ill friend’s bedside, Kitty asks – what is the one story she always wanted to write?

The answer lies in a file buried in Constance’s office: a list of one hundred names. Before Kitty can ask her friend who these names belong to, it is too late. It is now up to Kitty to track down and meet the people on the list, whilst finding out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people’s stories, she starts to understand her own.

Expected Publication : 11 October 2012

Of Poseidon de Anna Banks

Titlu: Of Poseidon

Autor: Anna Banks

Gen: Young Adult

Anul aparitiei: 2012

BOOKDEPOSITORY | AMAZON

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen — literally, ouch! — both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

RO:

WARNING: Nu cititi aceasta carte decat daca sunteti siguri ca aveti rabdarea sa asteptati pentru continuare !

Doamnelor si domnilor , uitati de vampiri , varcolaci , ingeri si urati-le bun venit sirenelor. Uitati de familia Cullen si urati-le bun venit famiilor Triton si Poseidon.

Au fost odata ca niciodata doua case in adancurile marilor: Poseidon si Triton. Poseidon decide sa vina pe uscat sa convietuiasca cu oamenii datorita fascinatiei lui pentru acestia , unde ajunge si sa faca copii cu pamantencele. Lucrurile nu merg ca unse si Poseidon este obligat sa ceara ajutorul fratelui sau Triton care omoara toti pamantenii cu tot cu copii jumate sirene jumate oameni a lui Poseidon. Odata la 3 generatii , primi nascuti din cele doua case erau obligati sa se „casatoreasca” asa ca vine si timpul lui Grom (Triton) si a Naliei (Poseidon) dar in urma unei explozii aceasta moare lasandu-l pe Grom fara jumatatea sa.

Povestea incepe pe plajele insorite ale Floridei unde Emma cade in bratele lui Galen (fratele lui Grom) la propriu. Ea este un mister pentru Galen deoarece fizicul si caracterul ii arata lui ca ea ar putea fi sirena dar nu este pe deplin sigur. Cand isi da seama cu adevarat ca are Darul lui Poseidon acesta este pus intre ciocan si nicovala: sa o duca la fratele sau pentru a putea duce mai departe neamul sirenelor sau dragostea lui pentru ea e mai mare decat salvarea unei rase.

“What did I do?”
“What did you do? Well, for starters, you used your face to stop a cafeteria door from swinging open.”

Spusa din ambele puncte de vedere , atat al Emmei , la persoana I , cat si a lui Galen la persoana a IIIa , povestea se face bine inteleasa. Romanul este unul usor ,foarte amuzant, si plin de mister. Toate personajele sunt bine conturate , de la Emma si Galen , la Rayna si Toraf , la Rachel si mama Emmei. Sunt o mana de personaje dar fiecare are un rol important in poveste.

Emma aduna toate caracteristicile care imi plac mie la un personaj: indrazneata , sarcastica si chiar daca la inceputul romanului era extrem de tacuta traind in umbra prietenei sale Chloe , maturizarea ei ca sirena o face mai dura gata gata sa puna la bataie totul. Desi a fost votata cea mai dulce fata din scoala aceasta reuseste sa o impinga pe Rayna , sora lui Galen , prin geamul de sticla intr-o bataie. Galen e o sirena foarte atragatoare dupa descrierea Emmei. Este ambasadorul sirenelor pentru oameni si isi petrece majoritatea timpului pe tarm. Povestea dintre cei doi evolueaza frumos si amuzant , cu o usa in fata. Pe masura ce trec zilele acesta se convinge tot mai mult de capacitatile Emmei si decide sa ii spuna secretul care ii uneste lasand la o parte casatoria ei cu Grom. Dar cum va putea el sa renunte la dragostea pentru ea doar pentru a unifica din nou cele doua case?

“Emma this is not a joke. Look at your hands! They’re… they’re… wrinkled!”
„Yes that’s because-”
„No way. I’m not going down for this. This isn’t my fault.”
„Toraf-”
„Galen will find some way to blame me though. He always does. ‘You wouldn’t have gotten caught if you didn’t swim so close to that boat, tadpole.’ No it couldn’t be the humans fault for fishing in the first place-”
„Toraf.”
„Or how about. ‘Maybe if you’d stop trying to kiss my sister, she’d stop bashing your head with a rock.’ How does my kissing her have anything to do with her bashing my head with a rock? If you ask me, it’s just a result of poor parenting-”
„Toraf.”
„Oh and my favorite: ‘If you play with a lionfish, you’re going to get pricked.’ I wasn’t playing with it! I was just helping it swim faster by grabbing its fins-”
„TOR-AF.”
He stops pacing along the water, even seems to remember that I exist. „Yes, Emma? What were you saying?”

Alte personaje care m-au facut sa zambesc continuu au fost Rayna si Toraf. Toraf este prietenul celor doi frati din copilarie dar pe masura ce ajunge la maturitate trebuie sa se imperecheze cu cineva si o alege pe Rayna fara acordul ei. Suntem martori la incercarile lui disperate de a o cuceri in timp ce ea se tine dura. Intr-un final cu ajutorul Emmei , Toraf o cucereste schimband rolurile si facand pe indiferentul. Toraf este prietenul de care are oricine nevoie si pe care te poti baza in orice situatie. Rayna este total diferita de el , copila incapatanata care ar face orice numai sa distruga lucrurile.

„If you want to share your personal stuff to the world , you should tell Rayna.”

Finalul m-a lasat cu gura cascata. Asta e tot ce pot sa zic fara a da prea multe din casa dar daca veti decide sa cititi cartea pregatiti-va pentru cel mai ingrozitor cliffhanger ever.

In concluzie , Anna Banks a reusit sa ma binedispuna o zi intreaga. Va rog sa ma credeti ca nu am facut aceasta recenzie de asa natura incat sa para ca mi-a placut cartea doar pentru ca mi-a fost trimisa de autoare. Va spun cu mana pe inima ca mi-a placut extrem de mult. SI VREAU CONTINUAREA CAT MAI REPEDE !!

NOTA MEA:

EN:

WARNING: Don’t read this book unless you’re certain that you can wait for the sequel.
Ladies and gentlemans , forget vampires , werewolfs , angels and welcome Syrenas – not mermaids! Forget the Cullens and welcome Triton and Poseidon.

Once upon a time , there were two houses in the depts of the ocean: Poseidon and Triton. Poseidon decides to go on shore to live with the humans, due to his fascination for the human species , where he ends up making childern called Half-Breeds. Things don’t go as planned and he calls his brother for help. Triton kills all of them , plus the half-breeds. Every third generation , the first borns of each house have to marry one another. According to the law , Grom (Triton house) and Nalia (Poseidon house) have to marry each other but Nalia is killed in an explosion that leaves Grom without his significant other.

The story begins on the sunny Florida beaches where Emma falls in the arms of Galen (Groms brother). She is a mistery to him because her body and character show him that she can be a syrena but he’s not sure. When he finds out that she has the Gift of Poseidon , he has to make a decision: bring her to his brother to marry her or his love for her it’s too big to make that sacrifice?
Told from Emmas and Galens pov , the story makes itself very clear. The book is very light , funny and full of mistery. All the characters are well written , from Emma and Galen , to Rayna and Toraf , to Rachel and Emmas mom. There are a few characters but every one of them has an important part in the story.

Emma is the type of character that I love very much: sarcastic , fun , and even if in the begging of the book she was in the shadow of Chloe , her friend , maturing as a Syrena she is more badass and ready to put it all in the game. Even if she was voted as the sweetest girl in school she throws Rayna on a glass window in a fight. Galen is a syrena- not a mermaid- very hot , according to Emma. He is the syrena ambasador for humans and spends most of his time on shore. The story between the two of them is very fun and nice. How will he give her up to his brother when he loves her so much ?

Other characters who made me smile were Rayna and Toraf. Toraf is best friends with the two brothers from childhood but when he reaches maturity he has to mate so he chooses Rayna without her agreement. We see how he tries to convince her and she plays hard to get every second of the book but at one point the roles change and she has to chase him. It was so fun to read that relationship. Toraf is the friend you can count on no matter what. Rayna is so different from him , stuborn child  who would do anything to ruin things for everyone.

The finale let me with my mouth open. That’s all I can say without giving up spoilers but if you decide to read the book prepare yourself for the biggest cliffhanger ever.

Bottom line , Anna Banks has succeeded to make me smile for an entire day. Please believe me that I didn’t make this review so light because the book was sent to me by the author. From the bootom of my heart I swear the I LOVED IT and if I had the chance to buy the book I would’ve. AND I WANT THE SEQUEL LIKE RIGHT NOW !!!

Aparitii noi – Iulie 2012

Luna iulie (luna mea :D) o sa fie plina de noi aparitii editoriale , din pacate , in state dar care vor fi gasite pe Amazon sau Book Depository.

The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

Hardcover, 400 pages

Expected publication: July 24th 2012 by HarperTeen
When foster teen Jane Williams is invited to attend elite Birch Grove Academy for Girls and escape her violent urban neighborhood, she thinks the offer is too good to be true. She’s even offered her own living quarters, the groundskeeper’s cottage in the center of the birch grove.

Something’s not quite right about the school – or is it Jane? She thinks she sees things in the birch grove at night. She’s also beginning to suspect that the elegant headmistress and her sons are hiding secrets. Lucky is the gorgeous, golden son who is especially attentive to Jane, and Jack is the sardonic puzzling brother.

The school with its talented teachers and bright students is a dream for a science and math geek like Jane. She also loves her new friends, including hilarious poetry-spouting rich girl, Mary Violet. But the longer Jane stays at Birch Grove, the more questions she has about the disappearance of another scholarship girl and a missing faculty member.

Jane discovers one secret about Birch Grove, which only leads to more mysteries. What is she willing to sacrifice in order to stay at this school…and be bound to Birch Grove forever?

Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Expected publication: July 3rd 2012 by Tor/Macmillan
A stunningly written tale of an isolated girl and the shape-shifting boy who shows her what freedom could be–if only she has the courage to take it.Controlled by her father and bound by desert, Frenenqer Paje’s life is tediously the same, until a small act of rebellion explodes her world and she meets a boy, but not just a boy–a Free person, a winged person, a shape-shifter. He has everything Frenenqer doesn’t. No family, no attachments, no rules. At night, he flies them to the far-flung places of their childhoods to retrace their pasts. But when the delicate balance of their friendship threatens to rupture into something more, Frenenqer must confront her isolation, her father, and her very sense of identity, breaking all the rules of her life to become free.

300 pages
Expected publication: July 19th 2012 by Dial
Evie’s paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate.The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie’s hands.

Hardcover, 385 pages
Expected publication: July 24th 2012 by HarperTeen
Restul aparitiilor le gasiti pe goodreads – July 2012 YA & MG Releases

Cover reveal: Unravel me (Shatter me #2) & Destroy me (Shatter me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)

Hardcover, 480 pages
Expected publication: February 5th 2013 by HarperCollins

Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5)

Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

ebook, 150 pages
Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by HarperCollins
a quick clarifying note to all those who’ve asked: we’ve completely redesigned the look for the entire SHATTER ME series, not just the paperbacks. this means all future paperback and hardcovers will follow this new style. i know some people are upset about having unmatching sets – and this is something i completely understand! – but i hope you know that a great deal of thought and deliberation went into this decision. ultimately, Harper really felt this new design was the best direction for the series, and i wholeheartedly agree. i’m completely, madly in love with all of these new covers and their significance to the story. and most of all, i’m so thrilled to be able to share them with you.-Tahereh Mafi
SHATTER ME SERIES

Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini

Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention.

Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?

 

Hardcover, 487 pages

Published May 31st 2011 by HarperTeen

Dreamless (Starcrossed #2)

by Josephine Angelini

Can true love be forgotten?

As the only scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on.

Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out–a ruthless foe plots against them, and the Furies’ cry for blood is growing louder.

As the ancient Greek world collides with the mortal one, Helen’s sheltered life on Nantucket descends into chaos. But the hardest task of all will be forgetting Lucas Delos.

Josephine Angelini’s compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding as an unforgettable love triangle emerges and the eternal cycle of revenge intensifies. Eagerly awaited, this sequel to the internationally bestselling „Starcrossed” delivers a gritty, action-packed love story that exceeds all expectations.

Hardcover, 487 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by HarperTeen

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind – until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her – but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success – his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family – Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.

Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

Paperback, 540 pages
Published May 26th 2011 by Vintage(first published 2011)

Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades #2)

Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

Paperback, First Edition, 532 pages

Published September 15th 2011 by The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House

Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades #3)

When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately repelled by Christian’s singular sexual tastes, Ana demanded a deeper commitment; determined to keep her, Christian agreed. Now, together, they have more-love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy and being together poses challenges neither of them ever anticipated. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity, identity, or independence; Christian must somehow overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that blighted his past and haunt his present. Just when it seems that together their love can conquer any obstacle, tragedy, malice and fate combine to make Ana’s worst nightmares come true.

Paperback, 579 pages

Published January 19th 2012 by The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House