Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Strands of Bronze and Gold

Strands of Bronze and Gold
Author: Jane Nickerson
Publisher: Random House 
Expected Publication: March 12, 2013

When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no money and fewer options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey, in the heart of Mississippi.

Sophie has always longed for a comfortable life, and she finds herself both attracted to and shocked by the charm and easy manners of her overgenerous guardian. But as she begins to piece together the mystery of his past, it’s as if, thread by thread, a silken net is tightening around her. And as she gathers stories and catches whispers of his former wives—all with hair as red as her own—in the forgotten corners of the abbey, Sophie knows she’s trapped in the passion and danger of de Cressac’s intoxicating world.

Glowing strands of romance, mystery, and suspense are woven into this breathtaking debut—a thrilling retelling of the “Bluebeard” fairy tale.

My Thoughts: 
I haven't read a retelling of the Bluebeard tale but it is already such an interesting story, and one that is not often told, that I'm excited to see what the author does with it and how she makes it her own. On top of that it comes out on my birthday and has a gorgeous cover, I think I might just have to pre-order this one!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill

5/5 Stars

Mean To Be by Lauren Morrill
Publisher: Delacorte 
Publication Date: November 13, 2012


I think I am slowly being won over by the contemporary genre. I used to start every contemporary review with the fact that I’m not a fan to justify my mediocre ratings but after reading Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry and now Meant To Be and giving both of them 5 stars I think I was just reading the wrong contemporary novels and that I actually do like contemporaries! There I said it, now let’s move on.

Meant To Be follows Julia our straight-A, everything must be perfect, kind of neurotic, main character as she goes on a class trip with 19 other students to London. Because of a scheduling conflict Julia’s BFF isn’t able to make the trip and so Julia gets paired with Jason. Jason is your typical class-clown, party guy and he is Julia’s personal nemesis. After sneaking out of the hotel on their first night in London (which Julia did not want to do) she starts receiving mysterious texts on her phone and reluctantly enlists Jason’s help in wooing the mysterious texter. Thus begins the cutest love story I have read in a long time.  

Julia at first was a tad bit annoying. She was too obsessed with the rules and being good she was everything I never was in High School. I had a hard time relating to her at first but after the first few chapters I got used to her voice and actually started rooting for her. I wanted Julia to get out there and grow and find her MTB (Meant To Be). By the end of the story the Julia we meet in the first few chapters isn’t the same character at all. I feel like she does a ton of changing in this story and I loved watching her.

I also loved the slow growing relationship between Julia and Jason. You could telegraph the plot of this book. It is your quintessential chick-flick but getting to the end was so much fun! I literally did not want to put this book down. I read it in a day and a half. I think the reason for this was because Julia and Jason is a couple you can root for. Julia hates him in the beginning of the book and is mortified when they are paired together but as she actually gets to know him she finds they have more in common then she thought, and maybe there is more to Jason then she imagined.

The descriptions Morrill gives are also very vivid and match the storyline and pacing well. I really felt like I was on the school trip and visiting all the spots in London right along with the characters. The English town were Shakespeare was born was especially well described and when it started raining I knew that exact feeling. Needless to say I will definitely be checking out more books by this author!

Overall, Meant To Be was a very cute contemporary read that plastered a dopey smile on my face the entire time I was reading. If you need a good pick-me-up novel to make you feel good this is definitely one to check out!

Thank you Netgalley and Delacorte Books for allowing me to read an Advanced Readers copy of this novel.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stacking The Shelves 31

I got a $15 Amazon GC from LexisNexis Law School so I finally bought The Selection, I have been looking forward to reading this series and now that the second cover has been revealed I knew I needed to add them to my shelf. I also got some great books from the authors and a review copy of The Dark Heroine which I have heard some amazing things about. I can't wait to start reading!

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Ballad by Maggie Steifvater

From The Author:
Secrets by Tim Mettey (Free on Smashwords)
Soul Kissed by Courtney Cole

The Dark Heroine (Dinner with a Vampire) by Abigail Gibbs

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sweet Peril Cover Reveal

Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2)
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected Publication: April 30, 2013

Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a claim. She’d been naive about a lot of things. Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Author Bio:
Wendy Higgins was born in Alaska, grew up an Army brat, and lived all over the United States before settling in the Washington, DC area. She attended George Mason University for her undergrad degree in creative writing, and Radford University for her masters in curriculum and instruction. Wendy taught 9th and 12th grade English in a rural school before becoming a mother and author. She now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Peril is her second novel.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Just One Day

Just One Day
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Expected Publication: January 8, 2013

A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay

When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.

Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!

My Thoughts:
I usually am not a big contemporary reader but after reading an ARC of Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill I really want to start reading more! This novel looks perfect, American studying abroad, finds her true love, something happens and she needs to find herself. Needless to say it is right up my alley and can not wait until January!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Emerald Talisman Book Blast

The Emerald Talisman Audio Book by Brenda Pandos  
Read by Mary Morgan

You can run from your destiny, but you can't hide.

If for no other reason than to help endure the hormonal rush of high school, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would trade her ability to feel her fellow students' emotions in a heartbeat, especially half the boys in class.

When the beguiling Nicholas uses his superhuman strength to rescue Julia from the edge of a cliff before she's devoured by a bloodthirsty stalker, Julia is suddenly thrust into an underground world where people and animals are often one and the same. Fellow high school students disappear and only Julia and Nicholas know the truth. While Nicholas, a vampire hunter, is out stopping the ever-growing coven, an old friend entices Julia to join him on the dark side and a psychic tells Julia she alone is the key to stopping the madness, problem is it'll require Nicholas' life. 

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Author Brenda Pandos:  

Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband and two boys. She attempts to balance her busy life filled with writing, being a mother and wife, and spending time with friends and family. Working formerly as an I.T. Administrator, she never believed her imagination would be put to good use. After her son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder her life completely changed. Writing paranormal romance became something she could do at home while tending to the new needs of her family, household, and herself.

Three years later, Brenda now has five books published, The Talisman Trilogy: The Emerald Talisman, The Sapphire Talisman, and The Onyx Talisman, and Mer Tales: Everblue and Evergreen. She is currently working on the third book of Mer Tales, Everlost, coming February 2013.

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Audio Book Tour 

Readers are invited to participate in The Emerald Talisman blog tour from 10/26-11/23 hosted by Confessions of a Bookaholic. There will be giveaways, interviews and a scavenger hunt! 

Book Blast Giveaway Details:
$100 Amazon Gift Card or $100 PayPal Cash from Author Brenda Pandos
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Monday, October 22, 2012

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

4/5 Stars
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 23, 2012


The Lost Prince follows Ethan Chase, Meghan’s younger brother, as he is forced to enter the world of the fey. Ethan has spent his life, since Meghan left to be the Iron Queen, avoiding all things fey and hating that entire world. When mysterious ghost-like fey start killing exiles and kidnapping half-bloods Ethan reluctantly visits the NeverNever to stop them but finds more then he bargained for.

I was honestly surprised at how bitter Ethan was. I kind of expected the happy-go-lucky younger brother we saw in The Iron King to be our narrator. Instead Ethan is a very grown up, angsty, and has spent most of his life pushing people away. I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed having Ethan as the main character. He was so different from Meghan and Ash. It really shows Kagawa’s versatility as a writer that she can write multiple books set in the same world, voiced by three different characters and have all of those characters come across as separate and distinct.

I found myself easily drawn into this book, it was nice to return to a world I was familiar with and have a new cast of characters greet me. It was also really fun to see the small appearances of Meghan, Ash, and Puck and to see how much they have grown up. I actually wish they had played a bigger role but this is the start of the series so hopefully we will get to see more of them in the future! I would really love for Puck to get his happy ending.

Speaking of happy endings I loved the slow building romance between Ethan and Kenzie in this novel! Ethan who is so used to being alone kept pushing Kenzie away, which at times was infuriating, but Kenzie is so strong and independent that she wouldn’t take any of Ethan’s crap. I liked that about her, it actually reminded me a lot of Meghan. Even though Kenzie didn’t have the ability to see the fey and she is human she still fought right alongside Ethan and really held her own.

I also feel like I need to mention Keirran but when it comes to him I’m not entirely sure what to say. I wasn’t really able to get a good feel for him as a character and I didn’t understand his feelings for an exiled summer fey (their relationship wasn’t really explained, except for how they met). Keirran just seemed like an enigma with no real back story. I am sure in future books Kagawa will further flesh him out but in this book while he was a main character I didn’t feel any connection with him and I really wanted to given who he is!

Overall, I enjoyed this novel while it was set in the world Kagawa created in the Iron Fey series it felt original and Ethan really added a fresh breath of life to the series. I am excited to see where the story goes from here and will definitely be picking up the next book in the Call of the Forgotten Series!   

 Thank you Negalley and Harlequin Teen for allowing me to read an Advance Readers Copy of The Lost Prince.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stacking The Shelves 30

I am happy with my haul this week I got a book I have been dying to read for a couple years now and a few other surprises ^^ I also ordered some books from Amazon today but you will have to wait until next week to see which ones. Make sure to leave links in the comments section!

Contest Wins:
On A Dark Wing by Jordan Dane (I won this ages ago as part of the Authors Are Rockstars Blog Tour and it just got here this week lol Better late then never right?)

From The Author:
Unveiled by Trisha Wolfe

Stolen Nights by Rebecca Maizel (So excited to have gotten approved for this title I read an ARC of this first book in 2010 so it has been a LONG wait for book 2!)
Of Light And Darkness by Shayne Leighton

Saturday, October 20, 2012

White Cat by Holly Black

4/5 Stars
White Cat by Holly Black
Publisher: McElderry Books 
Publication Date: May 4, 2010

This is my first Holly Black novel, after hearing such good things about both the Curse Workers series and her Tithe series I think my expectations were a bit too high. That is not to say I didn’t thoroughly enjoy White Cat it just wasn’t what I expected.

White Cat follows Cassel who is the only non-worker in a family of Curse Workers. Curse work is basically a kind of magic and each person can wield a certain type whether it be luck, emotions, or even death. While his brothers are out hustling and working for a crime boss Cassel attends a Boarding school where he has his own little gambling operation. That is until he has a strange nightmare and starts noticing that his brothers aren’t telling him the entire truth.

I loved the entire idea of Curse Work and the alternate reality that Black creates. It was very realistic and similar to what happened during prohibition in the 1920’s. Curse work may be illegal but people still seek out Curse Workers for good luck in marriages and are willing to deal in organized crime. I loved how completely shady Cassel’s family is. They were all kinds of dysfunctional and total liars but I still liked every one of them. I would have to say that after Cassel (who is a terrific lead) his two brothers were my favorite characters. I don’t think we are meant to care for them but I found myself liking them because they are quintessential mob members doing what the boss says, lying, cheating, and killing. The brothers really added some realism to the story.

The one downside I had with this book is that there is no real love interest. I’m not saying that I don’t like books without romance but, for me, it is like that little added bonus that really makes me love a book. Overall, White Cat was an excellent read I originally rated this 3 stars but upon further reflection and months after reading this book still thinking about it decided to give it 4 stars. I’m hoping the sequel, Red Glove, is even better then White Cat!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Pantomime

Author: Laura Lam
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Expected Publication: February 5, 2013

R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone—are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimaera is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.

Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star.

But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.

My Thoughts:
Ever since I read Water For Elephants I have had a not so secret obsession with the Circus. I just love the feel of the Circus it reminds me of going with my family as a kid. The Circus is such a vivid image that when I'm reading I can smell the circus. Needless to say if you're mixing Circus and supernatural you have me absolutely hooked and I can not wait to read Pantomime! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

3/5 Stars

Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Publisher: Sterling
Publication Date: January 11, 2011


I gave myself a little breather and waited almost a month to write this review. The ending clouded my mind and irked me so much that I was tempted to write one of those scathing reviews that everyone seems to enjoy reading but gets nothing out of. Instead here I am taking a deep breath and approaching this in a calm collected fashion.

Tiger’s Curse follows the main character Kelsey who after losing her parents is living with a very nice foster family, Kelsey somehow lucks into working for a circus over the summer taking care of the Tiger. At first Kelsey is a little apprehensive but soon forms a very close bond with the Tiger. This was actually my favorite part of the story. Not the relationship with the Tiger, the working at a Circus part. I kind of have a secret (or not so secret now) obsession with circuses and I’m glad they are making more of an appearance in YA. But sadly Kelsey’s time at the circus comes to an end when the Tiger is sold to Mr. Kadam. Thus begins Kelsey’s adventures through India and a giant quest to lift the curse that Ren, the Tiger/Man is under.

I feel like India should have been my favorite part of the story, the descriptions were rich and interesting. I enjoyed feeling like I was in a different part of the world. I also love that Ren and Kelsey have to go through an epic quest to figure this whole curse thing out and that involves a lot of Indian religious mythology. But alas, it was not. I actually felt like the story dragged on at certain parts and sped through others. Then half way through the epic adventure that is supposed to bring our main characters together Kelsey turns in to a completely different person!! I person I could not stand reading about, I have never just started detesting a main character in the middle of a novel, this is a first for me. One second Kelsey is mature, smart, interesting, basically everything I look for in a solid lead and the next she is annoying, acting too young for how old she actually is, and is just plain dumb! Needless to say after this shift took place I was completely distracted from reading and couldn’t wait to be done (not a feeling you want to have when reading a book).

Overall Tiger’s Curse was a pretty good read. Had Kelsey not changed so much in the last 100 pages I gladly would have continued the series straight away, I was enjoying the relationship between her and Ren and even liked the addition of Kishan, Ren’s brother. I think eventually I will continue this series but I’m going to give myself a break for a while and see if I can stop being mad at Kelsey before I try. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Stacking The Shelves 29

I have a fairly small stack this week, I got a couple of great Blog Tour books and bought Ruby Red on sale. I'm hoping that this smaller week will allow me to get through my completely out of control TBR list. Make sure to leave you links in the comments so I can visit you stack. 

Blog Tour:
Reaper by L.S. Murphy (Tour Stop January 22)
Timeless by Michelle Madow (Tour Stop December 22)

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

To celebrate the release of Rebel Heart by Moira Young I am giving away a copy of the first book Blood Red Road, make sure to enter here

Friday, October 12, 2012

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

5/5 Stars

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Barudogo
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. (Macmillan)
Publication Date: June 5, 2012


Shadow and Bone totally blew my mind. I was already a little biased going into reading this novel. I went through a time where I may or may not have had an obsession with all things Russian (hot Russian boys especially) so that adorable little building on the cover and the subtle Russian undertones made for a perfect storm of liking.

The story follows Alina Starkov who is in the military with her childhood best friend Mal. Alina has never been good at anything, or special, she is just kind of a run of the mill orphan. Mal though has been doing pretty well for himself in the military and the two have been drifting apart. When a accident in the shadow fold reveals a power that Alina had no idea she had her entire world changes and she is thrown into a new set of circumstances with plenty of court intrigue, power plays, and a bit of romance.

The world building in Shadow and Bone was probably my favorite thing about the novel. The descriptions of the different types of Grisha (those who wield magical power), the shadow fold (where are the bad things live), and just the general atmosphere pulled me in right from the beginning. I also liked that although this is a big, complex, new world there weren’t really big information dumps and I never felt like I didn’t understand what was going on.

My other favorite thing was how much I came to like the characters. Alina was strong, vulnerable, and loyal. She was everything I look for in a good heroine and I liked that even when thrown into a completely new environment she remained herself and still cared so much for those around her. I also LOVED the Darkling, oh my, he was by far my favorite character! He was much deeper then I expected and all of the mystery surrounding him just added to how much I liked him.

The plot twists in this book definitely kept me on my toes and made it so I couldn’t put the book down. At first I was like ho-hum this book is formulaic and I am not impressed but then BAM everything changes and I was thoroughly impressed with where Bardugo took the story.

Overall, this was a great read and one of my favorites of 2012. I am not surprised that the movie rights have already been snapped up for it. I am now eagerly anticipating the sequel Siege and Storm, can a title get any cooler?! June of 2013 is MUCH too far away.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Madman's Daughter

The Madman's Daughter
Author: Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Expected Publication: January 29, 2013

London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true.

Juliet is accompanied by the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape the island, even though her horror is mixed with her own scientific curiosity. As the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

My Thoughts: 
This kind of has a bit of a Frankenstein feel to it, and that being one of my favorite re-tellings (I didn't much care for the original work) I am very excited to read The Madman's Daughter! I like the idea of all the secrets Juliet's father is keeping from her and can't wait to meet the handsome young assistant. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

3/5 Stars

Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
Publisher: Delacorte Books (Random House)
Publication Date: October 9, 2012

Thank you Delacorte Books (Random House) and Netgalley for allowing me to review an advanced reader's copy of Mystic City

I don’t know how I missed the memo that Mystic City by Theo Lawrence is a dystopian re-telling of the story of Romeo and Juliet. But I somehow did miss the memo so when the theme kept coming up at first I was a little baffled. I went in to the story expecting one thing and got something else, not that that was a bad thing I actually ended up enjoying Mystic City once the action really started.

Aria Rose is a daughter of one of the two infamous families of the Aeries (think mafia families), the other family is the Foster’s. Aria wakes up one day with her memories missing. Her parents claimed she overdosed and that she had been having a secret relationship with Thomas Foster and that they are now engaged. From the beginning Aria is suspicious about this but doesn’t really know why her parents would lie to her so she goes along with the engagement. That is until she meets Hunter and begins having some small snippets of memory.

I liked the idea for this story- a futuristic New York city partially underwater with the “haves” living in high rises and the “have not’s” living in the depths. Lawrence creates a really vivid image of what this life would be like and I liked how often stifling heat was mentioned, I wish that dystopian books talked about the weather more with the way things are going we are in for a hot one! Unfortunately I kept finding holes in the world building, like how is it possible for people to live underground when the sea level has risen? How is Manhattan there at all? This really bothered me early in the story and by the end I just gave up trying to wrap my head around the situation.

I liked the relationship between Hunter and Aria, you could tell that the two really had feelings for each other and I liked the fact that even after her memories were wiped Aria still knew what her heart felt for Hunter. I also liked Hunter’s dedication to the rebel mystic cause and the fact that Aria makes her own decisions about her parents and the rebel mystics.

What I didn’t really like about this story was that you could basically telegraph the plot, it was too formulaic and I kept hoping something would happen that would surprise me. For example in one scene they are at a party and everything that happens at the party is just completely stereotypical, it is exactly what you expected to happen. It felt like I was re-watching the party scenes from Mean Girls or 10 Things I Hate About You minus Julia Stiles dancing on the table. I was really disappointed. It wasn’t until probably 80% into the story that we finally got some really original material and I started enjoying the story. I would actually give the last quarter of the book 4 or 5 Stars but the first ¾’s made the story really more of a 3.

Overall, I enjoyed Mystic City but it was really only an “ok” read. There were some plot holes that I just couldn’t get over and I wished that Lawrence had made the story more original and gotten away from the re-telling aspect. But once Lawrence did stray away from re-telling the story got pretty dang good and I’m interested to see what happens in the sequel.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Blood Red Road Giveaway!

In honor of the release of Rebel Heart by Moira Young on October 30th I am giving away a copy of the first book in the Dustlands series Blood Red Road!

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This giveaway is only open to US and CA residents only, sorry to all my international followers. My Blogoversary giveaway next month will be International, I promise! 

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Stacking The Shelves 28

When I started putting this post together I thought I was going to have a very small week and that turned out to not be the case! I bought Soul Thief over a month ago and it FINALLY came in the mail and the other three books I bought were on sale on Amazon. Then I got some lovely books from the publishers which were happy surprises and to top off my week I got approved for some great Netgalley titles! Needless to say I ended up having a pretty exciting week and I can't wait to get reading ^-^

Demon Princess by Michelle Rowen
A Royal Match by Tyne O'Connell
The Wish House by Celia Rees
Soul Thief by Jana Oliver 

From The Publisher:
Dodger by Terry Pratchett (ARC) Thanks EpicReads!

Dustlands: Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Dustlands: Rebel Heart by Moira Young (ARC) Thanks SimonTeen!

The Madness Underneath (Shades of London #2) by Maureen Johnson (I'm so happy I got approved for this book, the ebook though has a different cover I'm not sure if it is updated or just a galley thing)
Undeadly by Michele Vail