Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book Review: Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles #2)
Author:  Gena Showalter
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen, 480 pages
Publication Date:  September 24, 2013

From Goodreads:
Inspired by the childhood classic Alice in Wonderland, this harrowing and romantic story features teen zombie slayer Alice Bell who has lost so much—family, friends, her home. After a strange new zombie attack, Alice fears she may be losing her mind as well. A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do wicked things. The whispers of the dead assault her ears and mirrors seem to come frighteningly to life. She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more—including her boyfriend, Cole—than she does now. But as Cole strangely withdraws and the zombies gain new strength, Ali knows one false step may doom them all.

An amazing sequel, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.  It's a bit darker than the first one (sort of like how Buffy the Vampire Slayer got in the later years) but there's still humor and snark.  I love Ali, she's a badass, but oh, does she have a lot of problems in this book.  Nothing goes right.  Her and Cole have issues (can't have the couple be happy, right?) and that was so frustrating and I was quite upset with Cole for a lot of the book (I really just wanted to smack that boy).  Ali also has some really serious issues of her own she has to deal with.  Kat is still a fabulous friend.  There's a couple of new characters, like Gavin.  He's fairly entertaining.

There's plenty of action, romance, secrets, and betrayals.  This one has all the feels.  I was laughing one minute and then practically screaming the next.  I had to put my Kindle down a couple of times and just take a break because this book made me so crazy.  In a good way.  The plot is fresh, engaging, and filled with twists and turns...I loved it!

Posted by:  Pam

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: November Picks

Waiting on Wednesday features upcoming releases and is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is our monthly post, where we pick books that are coming out in the next month that we just cannot wait for. That we're absolutely dying to read. 

Pam's Picks:

There are three books coming out in November that I cannot wait for.  I'm a little worried about how Champion is going to end.  And Sentinel...Jennifer Armentrout better not let me down...Alex and Aiden better get their HEA.  That's all I'm saying. But first up, The Fiery Heart!  Bloodlines is one of my favorite series, I think even better than Vampire Academy series (which I absolutely love).  I just can't wait until November 19th!!

Author:  Richelle Mead
Publisher:  Razorbill, 438 pages
Expected Publication Date:  November 19, 2013

From Goodreads:
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

And here are three book trailers.  Pretty cheesy, but are Sydney and Adrian doing what I think they're doing?  *Gasp*  

Author:  Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher:  Spencer Hill Press
Expected Publication Date:  November 2, 2013

From Goodreads:
It's a beautiful day for a war.

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

Author:  Marie Lu
Publisher:  Putnam Juvenile, 384 pages
Expected Publication Date:  November 5, 2013

From Goodreads:
He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion?

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

I can't wait!!!!

Sheri's Picks:

In addition to all the great new books there are four young adult movie adaptations to be thankful for as well!

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, November 1
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, November 8
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, November 8
The Hunger Games:  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, November 22


Monday, October 28, 2013

Book Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1)
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: August 23, 2011

Narrator: Emily Shaffer
Listening Length: 12 hours and 53 minutes
Audiobook Publisher: Penguin Audio


Blood doesn't lie...

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir - the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir - is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty - a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning...

I have to admit I have never “read” a book by Richelle Mead.  I listened to the entire Vampire Academy series as audiobooks and loved them.  So when I decided to start the Bloodline series it was an easy decision to listen again particularly because I think Emily Shaffer is a wonderful narrator. 

Bloodlines is written from the perspective of Sydney  a young but experienced alchemist whose job is to make sure the human world doesn’t find out about vampires.  In this series, one of the royal Moroi’s (vampires) has to go live at a private boarding school with humans.  Setting this book in a human school is a nice difference from the Vampire academy which was set in a vampire school and focused on the relationships between vampires and Dhampirs.  There are some great new characters in the form of students and teachers.  In this book Richelle Mead spends more time discussing the world of Alchemists and explaining why it is that humans are so unaware of vampires but how easily the veil of secrecy could be lifted.   

Some of the dominant themes in the book focus on building young women’s self-esteem, concerns about body image, young men’s desire to be more powerful, and of course overcoming ethnic group prejudices.  You might be wondering at this point how such serious topics get explored in a book about vampires.  All I can say is that they do, and in a way that is incredibly entertaining.  One of my favorite characters from the Vampire Academy series has a starring role in this book, that’s right, he’s back!  ADRIAN.  He is probably one of the funniest yet tragic male characters in young adult fiction.  He’s in rare form in this book and seems to be heading down some new paths.  Sydney also comes into her own by the end of the book and some new details are revealed about her background.

You do not have to read the Vampire Academy series in order to understand or appreciate this book or the new series.  However for fans of the series there are plenty of references to characters and plots from the first series.  In fact there were times when I wished I owned the books so I could go back and refresh my memories.  Overall great listening experience and great book!

Posted by Sheri

From Café Krolewski, Warsaw Poland

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Book Review: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles #1)
Author:  Gena Showalter
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen, 404 pages
Publication Date:  September 25, 2012

From Goodreads:

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.

I loved this book, it was a fun, fast-paced read with an engaging plot, and interesting, likable characters.  The MC, Alice (Ali), was strong and feisty yet also vulnerable, and I loved that she didn't take any crap from Cole, the love interest (even if she was melting and gooey when she was thinking about him, she didn't let him see that). She's actually quite snarky. And Cole reminded me of Daemon from the Lux series.  He's gorgeous, cocky, and a bit dangerous, but you can tell that he's really a good guy at heart.  There's great tension and banter between them.

The gang of slayers was interesting, and I also liked Kat, Ali's best friend.  She's funny and loyal, and shows over and over again what a good friend she is.

This book has a different, unique take on zombies that I enjoyed.  They're not flesh and blood, they're spirits, which means not everyone can see them, yet they can hurt people because when they feast on their spirit it ends up manifesting in their physical bodies.  In order to fight them, you have to be able to leave your body and fight them as a spirit.  So they train and they fight and there's also another group (other than this gang of slayers) that I won't say any more about because I don't want to spoil anything.

This book really doesn't have anything to do with Alice in Wonderland, by the way (other than the MC is named Alice and there is something about a white rabbit, but not what you think).  Even though there's death and drama, it's a fun, highly entertaining read (sort of like Buffy the Vampire Slayer).  It doesn't end in a cliffhanger, but there are definitely more adventures to come.  Awesome book!

Posted by:  Pam

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (16)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!  It is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Pam's Weekly Haul
From the library:
Sanctum by Sarah Fine
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Destiny by P.T. Michelle
Steel Lily by Megan Curd

From NetGalley:

Friday, October 25, 2013

Discussion Question: Zombies Hot or Not?

Sheri:  My own interest in zombies began after watching the movie Warm Bodies which is based on the book Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.  There was just something so adorable about the main character, who starts off as a zombie but becomes human over the course of the movie.

Since watching Warm Bodies, I have read a few books where zombies are the main character and have even tried watching other television shows or movies focusing on zombies.  What I have come to realize is that some people write about Zombies overcoming the "disease" that causes them to be living undead (e.g. Dearly Departed) while others write about zombies who are the bad guys and stay the bad guys (e.g.. World War Z).  While I thought I liked both types of zombie books, I really only like the ones where the zombies overcome being zombies and return to the living where they are once again adorable young men and women. 

Pam:  Well, I actually have to disagree. Although I haven't read either Dearly Departed or Warm Bodies (although I loved the movie), I have read a few books where the zombies are the bad guys and I really enjoyed them.  I just finished reading Alice in Zombieland and Through the Zombie Glass and I absolutely loved them.  Five stars to both!  And then there's the Something Strange and Deadly series, which is incredible.  And the Ashes trilogy, which was dark and disturbing and not as clear cut when it comes to the evilness of the zombies, but very entertaining.  I know there's more, but those are ones I can think of off the top of my head.  So for me, not hot, because...ewww, but hot in that they make good villains.

What do you think? 

Do you like books about zombies and if so which ones? 

Or is the word "zombies" one of those words that makes you think "I don't want to read that"?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Book Review: Goodbye, Rebel Blue

Goodbye, Rebel Blue
Author:  Shelley Coriell
Publisher:  Harry N. Abrams, 320 pages
Publication Date:  October 1, 2013

From Goodreads:
Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) decides to complete the dead girl’s bucket list to prove that choice, not chance, controls her fate. In doing so, she unexpectedly opens her mind and heart to a world she once dismissed—a world of friendships, family, and faith. With a shaken sense of self, she must reevaluate her loner philosophy—particularly when she falls for Nate, the golden boy do-gooder who never looks out for himself. Perfect for fans of Jay Asher’s blockbuster hit Thirteen Reasons Why, Coriell’s second novel features her sharp, engaging voice along with realistic drama and unforgettable characters.

I really enjoyed this book.  Rebel, the MC, is likable and relatable.  She lost her mom at a young age and lives with her aunt, uncle, and cousin and has never felt like she's accepted for who she is.  So she doesn't really have any close friends, she's always pushed people away and pretended like it doesn't bother her.  She has a short encounter with Kennedy Green in detention one day, and when Kennedy dies suddenly, Rebel can't get Kennedy out of her head and she literally can't get rid of the bucket list.  So she decides to complete the bucket list, which gets her out of her comfort zone by doing things she wouldn't normally do.  This  leads to her meeting new people and growing closer to other people as she discovers who she is and who she wants to be and what's important in life.

In addition to Rebel, the other characters were well done and served a real purpose. Family also played a big role in this book, which is unusual sometimes in YA novels. Loved good guy Nate (and his family) and pie-making Macy.  Rebel grows throughout this novel in a realistic way, opening herself up to new experiences and people and I felt like I was on this journey with her.  Even though the book deals with some serious issues, there was plenty of humor and a bit of romance (I wish there would have been more romance, to be honest).  A well-written, touching, fun, and engaging read.

Posted by:  Pam

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Book Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

For Darkness Shows the Stars
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: June 12, 2012

From Goodreads:
It's been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family's estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot's estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth--an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.

But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret--one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she's faced with a choice: cling to what she's been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she's ever loved, even if she's lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion, For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

When I read that this book was inspired by Persuasion I had high expectations since my favorite Jane Austen novel is probably Persuasion.  I am pleased to report that not only were my expectations met in the form of the relationship between Elliot and Kai they were exceeded in terms of the larger story about the tension between science, nature, and God.  Even if you are not a fan of Persuasion this story has much to offer.

Even though there are only a few scenes between Elliot and Kai as adults, I still felt I understood their relationship through the notes they exchanged as children.  I thought this was an interesting way to show how their friendship developed and a great way to explain some of the history of their world.  The fact that they had been taught different things and disagreed about how to change their situations helped the reader to understand why Kai left and Elliott stayed.  

As an Austen fan, I appreciated the parts of the story that mimicked Austen's preferences for closing the distance between people in different social classes and her admiration for hard work that often goes unappreciated. I also enjoyed the parts of the book that highlighted the inconsistencies in the behaviors of the two groups competing for power (the Luddities and the Posts).  I thought it was a very realistic portrayal of two groups whose ideological positions are too extreme and easily corrupted in their search for power and influence.  Finally, what I enjoyed most about this as a dystopian novel was the thought given to the moral and unintended consequences of altering human biology and what different groups might do when the tinkering begins to go too far. I believe this would be a great book to assign in a classroom to help students talk about the moral conundrums of biological enhancements.

SPOILER ALERT: This book ends in much the same way as Persuasion with the couple going off on their merry way.  While I was content with that ending in Persuasion, I definitely wanted more from this book.  I immediately read the prequel and enjoyed it very much.  I would recommend that people start with the book however.  I was also thrilled to find out that Peterfreund wrote a second book about this society (Across A Star Swept Sea, publication date October 15, 2013) but not the characters of Elliot and Kai which I think is a great way to move the series forward. 

Prequel to For Darkness Shows the Stars
Among the Nameless Stars

Posted by Sheri
From Hotel Ibis, Stare Miasto Warsaw Poland

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best/Unusual Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Sheri's List:
1.   Dimitri from Vampire Academy series: Definitely not the most original name but the perfect name for the Russian Damphire.
2.   Magnus Bane from Mortal Instruments series: Every time I read Magnus I think Magnus the Magnificent
3.   Esme from Twilight: I had never heard this name before this book and now I know several children with this name
4.  Amma from Beautiful Creatures: I think this is the perfect name for the woman who practically raised close to MAMA!
5. Gemma from the Gemma Doyle Trilogy: given when and where she was living a perfect English name

Pam's List:
1.  Rebel Blue from Good Bye, Rebel Blue.  The name completely fits her character.
2.  Roar from Under the Never Sky series.  Who doesn't love Roar?  And what an unusual name.
3.  America Singer from The Selection series.  I have to say, pretty ridiculous.
4.  Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games series.  According to, it was the most popular baby name of 2012.  Interesting...
5.  Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird.  It doesn't seem that unusual anymore, but when I first read it, definitely unusual.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Audiobook Review: Dearly Departed by Lia Habel

Dearly Departed (Gone with the Respiration #1) 
Author: Lia Habel
Book Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: October 18, 2011

Narrator: Kiro Mai Guest
Listening Length: 16 hours and 46 minutes
Audiobook Publisher: Random House Audio

From Goodreads:
Love can never die.

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.

This was my first time listening to and reading a novel characterized as STEAMPUNK.  For those not familiar with the term the best way I can define it is an unusual mixture of Victorian references and post-modern society. As with many literary genres, STEAMPUNK has a more formal definition, and I'm not exactly sure this book meets the full criteria.  Regardless, I found myself amused, confused, and entertained by the bizzare and absurd (used in a positive way here) mixture of social expectations, technologies, gender roles, and use of scientific knowledge.  One of the best examples I can provide is the chapter from Pamela's point of view where the best friend of the main character is complaining about the ridiculous expectations placed upon women in her new Victorian society while being trapped in her home because of intrusive paparazzi style reporters. 

Most of the book focuses on the development of the relationship between Nora and Bram.  This is a very sweet story of girl who falls in love with a zombie who fortunately for her as more human characteristics than dead.  While I found Nora slightly annoying at times, I generally enjoyed the scenes between Bram and her.  The scenes I enjoyed the most and where I found myself laughing out loud were the scenes with Bram's zombie friends.   
One of my favorite quotes from the female friend was, "Yea, she's not a loser.  We are so having a sleepover."  In addition to delving into gender norms and expectations during the Victorian era, the book also explored issues of social class in interesting ways through the character of Pamela and her family. 

As an introduction to STEAMPUNK goes, I enjoyed this book.  As a listening experience it was only okay.  The book is actually narrated by multiple people when the point of view changes.  I believe there  are at least five different points of view and while I enjoyed some of the voices, some I did not.  I will definitely try another STEAMPUNK book and I would read another book by Lia Habel.

Posted by: Sheri

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Book Review: Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

Time After Time (Time Between Us #2)
Author:  Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion, 368 pages
Publication Date:  October 8, 2013

From Goodreads:
Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn't. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.

It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work...until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn't want?

Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us's Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.

Time Between Us was one of my favorite books and I was really excited when I found out there was a sequel, although I was a bit worried because I was afraid for Anna and Bennett.  At the end of Time Between Us, there's hope for them, but you don't know how their relationship is going to work.  It's such a unique premise with the time travel because you have Anna and Bennett living 17 years apart.  Anna is a teenager in 1995 and Bennett is in 2012.  He can visit, but he can't stay permanently and sometimes it's difficult for him to visit when he wants to.  So this book is more about the realities of their relationship.

This book is from Bennett's POV and I fell in love with him all over again.  He has it so rough.  Whenever he's in his own time, he's just waiting around until he can get back to Anna.  How sad is that?  He's trying to figure out how to make this relationship with Anna work, and he's also struggling with whether he should use his time travel ability to change the past and help people.   I'm not sure this sequel was really necessary (not a lot happens, actually), but it's a sweet, romantic, moving, and emotional read and if you want to know more about Bennett and Anna, definitely read it.

Posted by:  Pam

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (15)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!  It is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Pam's Weekly Haul

From the Library:
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Blythewood by Carol Goodman
Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter
Good Bye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriel
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

 From NetGalley:
Pawn by Aimee Carter

Sheri's Bounty of Books
It's been awhile since I have purchased any books because I wanted to get through some of my backlog but I finally broke down.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Deception by C.J. Redwine
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout