Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Goodreads Summary:
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them--connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.
Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question--one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.

Title: Partials
Author: Dan Wells
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Release Date: 28th of February 2012


Wow, what to say about Partials. It was moving, innovative, mind-blowing, and so much more. I appreciated the technical aspect of Partials. Dan Wells brought us inside the mind of Kira who is studying to be a nurse where she hopes to find the cure for RM and finally allow the world to have a living baby. 

Dan Wells did an excellent job creating the setting of the novel. I was so wrapped up in how the world fell apart, my heart was beating faster with every new development. I could see everything he said happening in some distant future. The world creating some kind of human look-a-like robots that can see, breathe, and feel like humans, to fight in wars for us. 

I loved Kira, and her bravery. She is the type of character that will never see something wrong happening and ignore it. She steps in and does her best to change it. Which is where tension lies between her and her boyfriend, Marcus. He wants to keep Kira on Long Island, he doesn't care if they cannot have children because they die of RM, he just wants them to live out their lives together in peace. But she refuses to sit by and let the world crumble around them. Whether she has to oppose Marcus, or the entire government she doesn't care she will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. 

I wish I had a piece of Kira power in me. She is a kick-donkey-kong-ass type of character. Like a mega-Buffy, but instead of tackling her opponents with pure force, she destroys with knowledge, science, and her determination to never give up. BOMB-DIGITY! One bonus to this beautiful story is that this is no insta-love story. You know the kind that makes you want to shoot your brains out just to stay away from the slime of love at first sight. It is a slow building web of friendship, trust and similarities between ideologies. Don't get me wrong, Marcus is a great character and cares for Kira a lot, but when you meet Sam, he is completely swoon worthy. Don't worry your pretty little heads about a locked up love triangle either. There really isn't any of that, Kira is a very realistic decision maker, so I trust her not to take us to grossville with an episode of I love him, no I love him. When she makes a decision she is serious about it, and there won't be any turning back. 

Just like you wont turn back after reading this book! 


Recommended reads based off Partials:

Teaser Tuesday (8)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser comes from...Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Aria laughed. That was attractive. She smelled like a horse. 'Do you ever miss anything?'
Perry smiled. 'You, all the time.'
- Page 71 of 250 ebook

She scooted her feet closer to the fire, feeling the heat soak into her toes. 'So, I'm supposed to stay away from the one person I'm trying to get close to?'
'Scires,' Roar said, like it explained everything.
In a way, it did.
- Page 123 of 250 ebook

'I'm sorry Kirra,' he said. 'I shouldn't have come here.'
Kirra lifted her shoulders. 'I'll survive.' She turned to go but stopped herself. She looked back, smiling. 'But you should know that I always get what I'm after.'
- Page 199 of 250 ebook

And that's all she wrote! Okay, well it is all I am going to show you, if you want to read more of this lovely book I suggest you go to Goodreads and add it to your to-read pile! It is the second in the Under the Never Sky Trilogy. The third novel, Into the Still Blue, will be released in January 2014. It seems like a long wait but it will be very worth it. Thank you Veronica Rossi for being a kick but author and giving me great characters to live through!

Leave me a comment with your TT I love to check out what your teasing me with this week!

Happy Reading,

Kelley Lee

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Me!

So if you haven't guessed, today is my birthday! I am now officially 22. So in honor of my birthday I am giving away one of my favorite books of all time, but I am going to give you some options since it's impossible for me to have one favorite. There will be one winner, that will be randomly selected through rafflecopter on May 10th. I will notify the winner via email, if you do not respond within 48 hours I will then proceed to picking a new winner. I will be purchasing the book through The Book Depository so it is an international giveaway, just be sure TBD ships to your area. The books to choose from are...

Angelfall by Susan Ee
Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

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So, happy birthday to me and to my great followers! I hope you enjoy the giveaway!

Happy Reading

Kelley Lee

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Throwback Thursday (7)

This is a weekly meme started by me, Kelley Lee of Reading to Stay Alive
The rules are simple, pick a favorite book of your past, and post about it. You can pick a quote from the series, post the blurb, maybe write what was your favorite thing about the book. Pick a book that you haven't read for a long time, and spread the word about it's awesomeness, in something less or shorter than a review. Once you have your Throwback posted, come here are post a link in the comment section.  

This week my throwback is Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Now, if you have been living under a rock for the last ten years or so, I suppose I can accept that you have never heard of this book, but for everyone else, if you haven't read it you need to go get a copy now! 

Don't be fooled by the Angelina Jolie look-a-like on the cover, this book, nay, this series, was excellent. And it transferred over to another series, Bloodlines that is well on it's way. It was only published six years ago but for me, the moment I read it, it was an instant classic. Rose is a strong kick-battle-ass character, who takes zero shit from anyone. The VA series will take you on epic journeys, and through the roller coaster ride of love, happiness, struggle and loss as Rose grows into the kind of person you will wish you were cool enough to be [well at least I wish I was cool enough to be] She definitely made me want to be Dhampir. Not to mention this series has my ultimate character love. swoon worthy Adrian... and Dimitri isn't so bad either [TEAM ADRIAN all the way!] I recommend this series with my whole being. In case my words are not enough, here is the Goodreads summary:

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.
I hope it sounds good enough for you to give it a try! And if you are already a fan of the series, please feel free to leave some comments on what you thought of any of the VA or Bloodlines series because I love to talk book! 

Be sure to post a comment to your own Throwback! I would love to see some blasts from your pasts!

Happy Reading

Kelley Lee

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (7)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights
 upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I am Waiting on The Originals by Cat Patrick

This book was brought to my attention recently and I have been craving it ever since. The biggest bonus is that it comes out in exactly one week! It will be published on May 1st. Now, that is some exciting stuff.

17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets... until they discovered a shocking family secret. They're actually closer than sisters, they're clones. Hiding from a government agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and a group mindset has always been a de facto part of life...
Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, a guy who seems to see into her very soul. As their relationship develops, Lizzie realizes that she's not a carbon copy of her sisters; she's an individual with unique dreams and desires, and digging deeper into her background, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have created. 

If you weren't interested before, I am sure you are now. It is going to be great! Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to comment your link so I can check out your WoW. I love to see what everyone else is waiting on.

Happy Reading!

Kelley Lee

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (7)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This weeks Teaser comes from... Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 

"1 word, 2 lips, 3 4 5 fingers form 1 fist.
1 corner, 2 parents, 3 4 5 reasons to hide.
1 child, 2 eyes, 3 4 17 years of fear.
A broken broomstick, a pair of wild faces, angry whispers, locks on my door.
Look at me, is what I wanted to say to you. Talk to me every once in a while. Find me a cure for these tears, I'd really like to exhale for the first time in my life." 
- page 31 [ebook]

"I always wondered how it would happen. I wonder if this will make my parents happy.
Someone is laughing. 'Well aren't you a little shit?'
I don't even know if they're talking to me. I can hardly focus on keeping my arms upright.
'She's not even crying.' someone adds. 'The girls are usually begging for mercy by now.'" - Page 39 [ebook]

That is all for this weeks teaser! I hope you enjoyed a look inside Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi. This was a great book. Be sure to leave me a link to your teaser, I want to get a taste of what you've been reading!

Happy Reading!

Kelley Lee

Monday, April 22, 2013


I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.
Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.
While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.
Title: Moonglass
Author: Jessi Kirby
Release Date: May 3rd 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Again I find my hopes held high for yet another book that drops me in feces. I thought this was going to be one of those books that rattles you to the core and when you are finished you feel reading it you feel like you have become a better person. Okay, so I realize that is a lot of pressure to place on one single book without having even read it, but I did think it was going to be awesome.

Overall I found the story to be average. The characters were strange but lovable. What I mean by strange is they did not follow the everyday paradigm that most YA realistic fiction characters follow. Anna had substance and so did those that surround her. Anna is a troubled teen who is still effected by her mothers depression. Anyone would be messed up if they went through the same situation she did, her mother committed suicide by walking out into the ocean while Anna watched her when she was young.  So now, years after her mothers suicide, her and her father have moved to the place where parents met and fell in love, during the happiest moments of her mothers short lived life.

I felt bad for Anna a lot in this story, which is why I think I had a hard time connecting with her. I thought so much of the problems the characters had could have been solved if they just talked to one another. I know it is hard to lose someone and it is even harder to except that loss. But years after a suicide I would really want to believe that you could talk about your feelings with your parent or friends. 

Another reason this story didn't reach my expectations was because Moonglass felt so... unfinished. When the last page was finally turned, I felt there should have been at least another fifty or sixty pages to go. I needed more meat (or if you are a vegetarian eggplant) to the story. There was so much more I needed to know about the characters and their outcomes. Jessi Kirby had me thinking there was going to be a sequel but as far as I can tell there isn't going to be one. 

Moonglass started out with a depressed, lonely teenage girl, and it ended nearly the same. I didn't feel Anna really develop into a full character. I wanted her to have a more uplifting ending, to be happier than when the story started. And sure, she has friends and a man friend but I still felt she was the same Anna. I know it is very common to end a book in YA so that the reader can interpret the end and what happens next with their character. But that was just the problem for me in this book, I can't picture her being extremely happy in the future. Maybe slightly better off but there was way more she needed to go. Which is why I felt there could have been more explained and then they could have left me with an open ending, making me want more. 

The things I enjoyed about this book was the unique characters. I just wanted a little more from all of them. Which could have been done by a more developed story. 

My final verdict is that this is a good book, not a great one. I would suggest that if you already wanted to read it, to read it. But... if you weren't searching out this title before, no need to seek it out now.


Recommended for people who enjoyed: 
Second Chance Summer and Breaking Beautiful

Sunday, April 21, 2013

In My Mailbox (10)

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.For more information, click here

This past week as expected, I bought the rest of the Lux series. Which means my nook now contains two more beautiful books. I must admit I am already done with Onyx and I am making strong progress in Opal! I recently heard there is going to be and adult series based off this book, so it looks like the stories will continue. Yay, for that. Also, in the mail this week I received a beautiful ARC of The Year of the Great Seventh by Teresa Orts. It is her debut novel given to me in exchange for an honest review. As soon as I finish Opal you better believe I will be devouring this gem! One thing I noticed about The Year of the Great Seventh is it's size. I don't mean it is a big fat War and Peace size novel, it is 295 pages, but it's tall and wide. It feels great to hold in my hand. Now you may think I am geeking over this book, but that is only because I AM!
Have any of you read the Lux Series? I am curious of your thoughts. I read a lot of reviews before buying Obsidian and all I could find were raves! I particularly am enjoying it so far as you can tell if you read my review, but I am curious of your thoughts on the matter! So either leave a comment here or on my review, or link me to your own review! I love to have book chats! We can compare notes ;)

 Anyways, leave me a link to your IMM so I can check it out! I love to see what people are reading so maybe I can find something I want to read too.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Reading!

Kelley Lee

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Something Like Normal

When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero.

Author: Trish Doller
Release Date: June 19th 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children


This book wasn't the worst book I ever read. I mean, I know that isn't a compliment because I have read some stinkers out there.The reason I bought this book was because I was going through a YA realistic fiction phase. Which turned into an army YA realistic fiction phase. I can't explain why I was going through that phase because to be honest I don't think I have read a book that dealt with the army before that I fell head over heals for. But nevertheless I felt the need to seek out all army related YA. So I came across this one, and I was intrigued by the fact that we would be getting to read the story through a male POV. 

I also read so many great things about this book before even buying my anticipation grew higher and higher. I even accidentally bought like 4 copies of the book, and it was all because I kept canceling the order and re-ordering the book, anyways that is a different story entirely, the bottom line being, anticipation was skyrocketing the longer I waited. 

So I finally started reading it and it was...ohh-kaaaay. Have you ever had the experience where you are reading from a female perspective and she really likes some guy lets call him Thor, so your reading this book and there is a girl who is so into Thor. He is what makes her wheels on the bus go round *raises eyebrows* if you know what I mean. Well we let the story play out and her and Thor have some really cute tender moments together, you are thinking, oh wow this is so cute! It is going to actually happen for her, yay! Well then skanky ho-face comes in and sleeps with Thor. You don't know it has happened until Thor tells you on a road trip where you have no way to escape Thor, thus you are trapped with him till end of road trip. Doesn't it always suck when your protagonist has to go through that! Well try reading it from Thor's perspective and it is WORSE. I was really bored with this story. I couldn't believe I had to sit in the mind of this jack-weasel make excuses for why he would sleep with skanky ho-face who happens to be dating THORS brother! 

Anyways so if you like the "hypothetical" situation I have laid out for you, I would strongly recommend this book to you! But it you detest people with no-self worth who try to make up for it, but they still suck monkey dung. Then I would suggest avoiding this book like the plague. 

Can I also add that there was zero plot. The writing didn't suck that is the only reason it gets 1 star. 

Would not recommend.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Feature Friday - Cover Reveal!

This Friday I am very happy to bring attention to The Year of the Great Seventh by Teresa Orts coming out July 6th, for those of you that celebrate it, that would be two days after the big firework show! :)

Isn't that a beautiful cover! It combines everyday young adult life with a paranormal twist.

Here is the Synopsis:

Sophie has always felt out of step—an outsider, even amongst friends in her high school with all the hype about celebrity culture. Her life in L.A. seems to have been already written for her, but when her junior year starts, it all takes a drastic turn. When she crosses paths with the school's heartthrob, Nate Werner, they fall for each other in a way neither can understand. What they don’t know is that by giving in to their desires, they are unlocking an ancient Egyptian prophecy that threatens to return Earth to the dark ages.
To undo the curse, Nate and Sophie embark on an adventure that takes them across the country. But their quest is not only to save the world as they know it. It is also a fight for their very survival. Behind the scenes, there are those that are counting on them to fail.

Curses, Love, Ancient Egyptian Prophecy, there is no way you can go wrong! The book comes out July 6th! Be sure to check back in for more info on the novel including an author interview, sneak peak, and review! All soon to come!

Happy Reading!

Kelley Lee

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday (6)

This is a weekly meme started by me, Kelley Lee of Reading to Stay Alive

The rules are simple, pick a favorite book of your past, and post about it. You can pick a quote from the series, post the blurb, maybe write what was your favorite thing about the book. Pick a book that you haven't read for a long time, and spread the word about it's awesomeness, in something less or shorter than a review. Once you have your Throwback posted, come here are post a link in the comment section.  
This weeks throwback is...

Dark Visions by L.J. Smith

This book held a power over me that I will never forget. It was beautifully written and forever will cast a shadow on my soul. It deals with mind bending power (literally!) This book guided me to an even deeper love with reading. It was the the third series of Smith's that I picked up, (Vampire Diaries being the first and The Secret Circle the second) but for some reason this one has taken its magical words and cast them into my brain and stuck like glue over the years. The characters are unique and diverse. The villain's terrifying to the point where I had to read the pages through the cracks of my fingers! I hope you love it as much as I do! It was a great throwback from my past!

Goodreads Summary:
Kaitlyn Fairchild has always felt like an outsider. Her haunting eyes and prophetic drawings have earned her a reputation as a witch. But Kait's not a witch: she's psychic. Tired of being shunned, Kait accepts an invitation to attend the Zetes Institute, where she can study with other psychic teens and have a fresh start.
As Kaitlyn learns to hone her abilities with four other gifted students, she starts to discover the intensity of her power - and the joy of having true friends. But those friendships quickly become complicated when Kait finds herself torn between two irresistible guys. Rob is a healer - kind and gentle, he's surrounded by good energy, while Gabriel is aggressive and mysterious - a telepath concealing his true nature. Together, Rob and Gabriel's opposing forces start to threaten the group's stability, and when an experiment traps the five teens in a psychic link - a link that threatens their sanity and their lives - Kaitlyn must decide who to trust and who to love... 

Hope you enjoyed this weeks Throwback Thursday. Leave me a link to your own Throwback so I can check it out.

Happy Reading!

Kelley Lee

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights
 upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Sarah Dessen has always been one of my favorite authors. One that I am not ashamed to say I have cyber stalked thoroughly over the years to know when her next books are going to come out. I pre-order her books as soon as the option is available. She never disappoints. This week my WoW is none other than The Moon and More hitting bookstores June 4th!

Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.
Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.
Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?< line-height: 19px;" />Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?

Sounds amazing, right?

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to comment the link to your own WoW, I love to see what you are all waiting for too!

Happy Reading!

Kelley Lee

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Obsidian (Lux #1)

Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. 
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 
If I don't kill him first, that is.

Title: Obsidian (Lux #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: May 8th 2012
Where to buy: Barnes and Noble, Amazon


What a great book! I honestly don't have anything bad to say about it. This book moved me from the first page to the very last. I am so very fond of Katy, and although he is rough around the edges Daemon is a great character. He is a total blowhole but I can see clear reasoning to why he acts the way he does and how much of it is his teasing personality as well. 

Before I started this novel I was surprised at how many people referenced Twilight but still gave it great ratings and reviews. I have to say I am now one of those people because I thought the overall flow of the novel was uncannily familiar to that of Twilight. But even though it was so very similar this story Katy was a tough, headstrong female character with added depth and capable of a multi-track mind. 

As a book reader and a blogger it was great to get into the mind of someone who also loves books and even writes her own blog. I thank Armentrout for making Katy even more relatable than she would have been, even down to the weekly meme's and ARC tours. 

Now, as you see me rant and rave about this book you might wonder why I am not giving it a full five stars, and to be honest there really isn't much more than the fact that I just have something invisible holding me back. I will tell you till your face turns blue that it was a great read and you definitely need to pick it up, I even immediately bought the second novel Onyx and started reading it. But I cannot help feel that something is missing that the story could have been better somehow. Oh, well. I apologize to Jennifer L. Armentrout for not giving you a five star rating. Maybe, Onyx will hold that last elusive star! 


Recommended for people that enjoyed: Last Sacrifice (or any book with Adrian in it!) and The Forbidden Game

Until then, Happy Reading!

Kelley Lee

Teaser Tuesday (6)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This weeks Teaser comes from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout:

"Eyes still on me, he tipped his desk forward even further. 'Guess what?' (Daemon)'What?' (Katy)'I checked out your blog.' (Daemon)Oh. Dear. Baby. Jesus. How did he find it? Wait. More importantly was the fact that he had found it. Was my blog now Googleable? That was awesomesauce with an extra helping of sauce. 'Stalking me again, I see. Do I need to get a restraining order?'" - page 93 ebook

"This wasn't fair. It wasn't right. They didn't deserve this. I didn't deserve this. Pain and hatred welled in me. I would die, my friends would die, my mother would be lost, and Daemon... I couldn't even understand the purpose behind all of this. The Arum's greed for power? Was it worth all these lives? The injustice of it all tore at me and a surge of energy that came from deep within me, jolted through my body.
I wasn't going to die like this. Neither were Daemon and Dee, not in some Podunk field in bumfuck West Virginia." - Page 236 ebook
 That's all for this weeks teaser! I hope I turned you on to this magnificent book, the review will be soon to come as I am on the last 30 pages! Leave a link to your TT in the comments so I can visit your page!

Happy Reading!

Kelley Lee

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spending Money Monday

Brought to you by Reading to Stay Alive

So, very fortunately for me, the past week has been a book buying week. I finally got to some of the books I bought about a year ago and started reading them. It started with Shatter Me I bought the book a long time ago and I suddenly had just decided, I am finally going to read that! Well, when I finished I couldn't just sit around and twidle my fingers so I bought Destroy Me, and I fell even more madly in love! I bet you all can guess where I am going next, so yes I bought Unravel Me. I devoured these books and never even thought to come up for air, food or water. Basically I was useless to the world.

Now, I didn't think those books could be topped. I thought I am just going to be sitting around for an entire YEAR waiting for the 2.5 and the 3rd of the Shatter Me series to come out. That is when I started reading Partials. And a whole new world was burst wide open. I had bought Partials at the same time as Shatter me a long time ago. Always thinking they would be good books but I had been on a realistic fiction YA kick, so they didn't really fit my needs at the time. But wow, they were great. So of course immediately after I read Partials I bought Fragments and Isolation. And again I was not left disappointed. 

 Now, along with the former purchases of Partials and Shatter Me I bought another book Grave Mercy, and just like the others it was amazing and I had to buy Dark Triumph. All these books sat inside my precious nook for so long without being read and now they have been with their sequels not long behind. Now I await the arrival of what is next to come in all three series! It will be a long wait but in the end it will be worth it.

So now, after I have finished all these books in the last week, I was thinking to myself...'What could possibly be next?' After a few hours of searching on Goodreads, I found the answer. And unlike the other series all three books of the Trilogy are already released so it looks like there will be no wait for me once I am finished. I bought the book Obsidian. And I checked, all of the Lux series is on sale on nook book for $4.99 so once I finish this one I will surely be buying the rest!
On a side note, doesn't the girl on the cover of Obsidian look a lot like the girl on the covers of Partials and Fragments. Just saying, maybe it's the outfit but man I wonder what this girls face looks like!

Anyways thanks for visiting Spending Money Mondays!

Happy Reading

Kelley Lee