Thursday, February 28, 2013

Review: Finding Never - C.M. Stunich

Finding Never - C.M. Stunich
Finding Never (Never Say Never, #2)

First of all... DAMN YOU C.M Stunich!!! WHAT a way to finish a book. I hate cliffhangers. Ok ok, I love them AND I loathe them. I love them, because they're always an amazing ending. I loathe cliffhangers for the obvious reasons. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!? We all know that we want to know RIGHT MEOW. But alas, we have to wait... Finding Never doesn't exactly have a cliffhanger ending, but SO much is left unsaid. Not ot mention the extreme *SQUEE* moment at the very end. Two huge unravelings, left me cursing and anxious for the next and last installment of the trilogy, Keeping Never.

Finding Never is a reunion long overdue with her family and a first love. After the first installment in the trilogy, Never continues her journey to face her demons. Never has a tough journey ahead of her, but is accompanied by the infamous Ty McCabe.

In Tasting Never you get to learn about Never's troubled past and the reason why she is who and what she is. Finding Never not only follows up in Never's story, but gives you a look into Ty's story. Beautifully damaged Ty. Although the journey is still Never's to take... Ty brings such a wonderful addition to the story.

I COMPLETELY devoured this book. I read about 75% of it in one sitting. I would have read the book in its entirety but I fell asleep with my kindle on my chest and a dog covering my legs. [This is how I woke up, too. Except the hubby was now next to me, as well.] I. Can. Not. Wait. for Keeping Never. C.M. Stunich, you've captivated my heart, with this story. I'm speechless, but have an abundant amount of questions that need answering! Keeping Never's release date isn't soon enough. I WANT IT MEOOOOOOOW! 


Kindle links:
Tasting Never
Finding Never 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Wait For You by J. Lynn

We are HUGE JLA fans here at YA Vixens, so we jumped at the chance to take part in the cover reveal for Jennifer Armentrout's newest novel, Wait For You. Read on for more information, the sexy cover, and to buy links! That's right, it's LIVE! I bought my copy, make sure you get yours! -Kait

What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?

“J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT

“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES

“I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books

“Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes

“For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic

“For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.” – Mundie Moms

“I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says

Excited? Ready to see the cover for WAIT FOR YOU?

Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for…

WAIT FOR YOU is available now!
Barnes & Noble
J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

Waiting On Wednesday # 26

 "Waiting on" Wednesday is  a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases in which we are eagerly awaiting.

Kait's Pick -
This sounds like something I'm going to fall for completely. I am in love with contemporary YA and I think this is going to be a good one.

The Language Inside The Language inside - Holly Thompson
Hardcover, 528 pages
Expected publication: May 14th 2013
A nuanced novel in verse that explores identity in a multicultural world.
Emma Karas was raised in Japan; it's the country she calls home. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, Emma's family moves to a town outside Lowell, Massachusetts, to stay with Emma's grandmother while her mom undergoes treatment. Emma feels out of place in the United States.She begins to have migraines, and longs to be back in Japan. At her grandmother's urging, she volunteers in a long-term care center to help Zena, a patient with locked-in syndrome, write down her poems. There, Emma meets Samnang, another volunteer, who assists elderly Cambodian refugees. Weekly visits to the care center, Zena's poems, dance, and noodle soup bring Emma and Samnang closer, until Emma must make a painful choice: stay in Massachusetts, or return home early to Japan. 

Beth's Pick -
I'm so upset, I went to the Boston Dark Days Tour, at Harvard... and Erin Bowman was there. I DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL AFTER! Lucky for her, because I would have went all fan-girl on her lol Anyways. This has been on my TBR for soooo long.

Taken (Taken, #1) 
Taken -  Erin Bowman
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: April 16th 2013 

 There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?



What are you anxious to get your bookish hands on!? 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top Ten Tues: Authors on my Auto-buy list

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This weeks Top Ten:
Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List
(basically an auto-buy list is no questions asked.. You love this author so much,
 that no matter what they wrote next you'd buy regardless of genre or subject matter)

Kait's No-wholes-barred Authors

The Fault in Our StarsLooking for AlaskaPaper TownsAn Abundance of KatherinesLet it Snow
Zombicorns (Zombicorns, #1)The War for Banks Island (Z...
John Green
-After reading TfiOS & Paper Towns I immediately bought all of JG's books. I haven't read them all yet, but he's definitely on top of my auto list.

The Hunger GamesCatching FireMockingjay
Gregor the OverlanderGregor and the Prophecy of ...Gregor and the Curse of the...Gregor and the Marks of SecretGregor and the Code of Claw
Suzanne Collins
-The Hunger Games, besides being a crazy YA juggernaut, is one of my favorite series. I love Suzanne Collin's amazing writing style, and I hope she comes out with something new soon!

If I Stay (If I Stay #1)Where She Went
Just One DayJust One Year
-If I Stay and Where She Went are two amazing books, but Just One Day really put Gayle Forman on top of my favorite authors list. I can't wait for Just One Year, and anything else she writes!
[I haven't read Just One Day yet, but I still love me some Gayle. Just Sayin' -B]

Author's we BOTH choose no questions asked Authors 

SlammedPoint of Retreat 
-Slammed, Point of Retreat, & Hopeless are three of my favorite books. Colleen Hoover has a way with words and characters. I will buy every and anything she writes.
  -This woman is a genius. She creates the most addicting series and the sexiest male characters. I love all things JLA.
EvermoreBlue MoonShadowlandDark FlameNight StarEverlasting
- After reading The Immortals series, I fell in love with Alyson's writing style. She doesn't fail to deliver memorable characters.

City of BonesCity of AshesCity of GlassCity of Lost Souls
Clockwork AngelClockwork PrinceClockwork Princess
-  The mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices. 'Nuff said. 

Beth's  *don't think twice Authors*

Infinite DaysStolen Nights
- Not only is she from my home state of Rhode Island, but if you HAVEN'T read her Vampire Queen Series [Infinite Days/Stolen Nights] DO SO NOW!!! So much heartfelt emotion from Rebecca. Did I mention that she kept her word, for over a year... to sign a copy for me!? Adore her.

To Stand Beside Her

- I have to say, This is probably my favorite woman of the year. I can't wait to read her newest novel [coming out soonish]. I have absolutely no doubt in the fact that I would buy any of her novels not only for myself, but for someone else to enjoy too! CHECK HER OUT!!! 

UnearthlyHallowedRadiant (Unearthly, #2.5)Boundless
- Well,  The Unearthly series was one of my all time favorites. I love how I envision her words. Simply amazing. 

Ok, So I REALLY hope you enjoyed our Top Ten Tuesday. I'm not gonna lie... it took a bit of time to get this post together, lol. I think I should name it [TTT: My precious] JUST KIDDING! since it took me quite some time to do!  It was lots of fun though [after the aggravation of picture sizing!] hehe :)   -Beth