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Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Title: Legend  Author: Marie Lu
Series: Legend, #1
Pages: 368
Publisher: Penguin
Date of Publication: 2nd February 2012
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history....

Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it.

Born to an elite family in Los Angeles' wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's…

In My Mailbox #43

Hey everyone, welcome to this month's In My Mailbox! I've decided I'm only going to do an IMM every month (I may change my mind yet again about this later - but I'm feeling rather lazy lately and some weeks I don't get many books so there's no point in a whole post about it so at the end of every month it is ;P ) instead of every week :) So, here's what I got since the last IMM (which was halfway through Jan, so this is the last hal of January instead of all of Jan ;) ) Anyway, I shall stop blabbering on now, and get onto the books!

FOR REVIEW






Starters by Lissa Price (Random House, April 5th 2012)
Legend by Marie Lu (Penguin, February 2nd 2012)
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenburg (Penguin, February 2nd 2012)
Divergent by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins, February 2nd 2012)*
Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins (Simon and Schuster, March 29th 2012)
Dark Storm by Sarah Singleton (Simon and Schuster, March 29th 2012)
Falling Fast by Sophie McKenzie (Simon an…

Book Review: The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Title: The Way We Fall Author: Megan Crewe
Series: The Way We Fall, #1
Pages: 304
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Date of Publication: 24th January 2012
Source: netGalley*
Synopsis from Goodreads:It starts with an itch you just can't shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in.

And then you're dead.

When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back.

Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Title: The Fault in Our Stars  Author: John Green
Series: Standalone
Pages: 313
Publisher: Dutton
Date of Publication: 10th January 2012
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads:Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

Apologies in advance …

In My Mailbox #42

Hey everyone! I haven't done an IMM in ages so I don't know how much stuff I'm going to have... These are all the books I've got for review, as Christmas presents, gifted, or I've bought with my Christmas money in the last month or so!



FOR REVIEW
The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler (Simon & Schuster, Jan 5th)
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber (Electric Monkey, March)
Switched by Amanda Hocking (Macmillan, January 19th)
Fallen In Love by Lauren Kate (Doubleday, February 2nd)
Kiss Date Love Hate by Luisa Plaja (Corgi, February 2nd)
Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan (Hodder & Stoughton)
Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan (Hodder & Stoughton, January 5th)



CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Darkness Falls by Mia James
A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young (ebook) not pictured
Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris (ebook) not pictured



BOUGHT
Wither by Lauren DeStefano (ebook) not pictured
Witch Song by Amber Argyle (ebook) not pictured
Hana by La…

Book Review: Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic

Title: Never Eighteen  Author: Megan Bostic
Series: Standalone
Pages: 204
Publisher: HMH Children's Books
Date of Publication: 17th January 2012
Source: netGalley*
Synopsis from Goodreads:Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life.

Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so he’s decided it’s time to let go.

But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places he’s loved and those he’s never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austin’s life.

My Thoughts:
I've had Never Eighteen for ages, since April 2011. I'd been meaning to read it shortl…

Book Review: Fated by Sarah Alderson

Title: Fated  Author: Sarah Alderson
Series: Standalone
Pages: 310
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Date of Publication: 5th January 2012
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:What happens when you discover you aren't who you thought you were? And that the person you love is the person who will betray you? If your fate is already determined, can you fight it?

When Evie Tremain discovers that she’s the last in a long line of Demon slayers and that she’s being hunted by an elite band of assassins –Shapeshifters, Vampires and Mixen demons amongst them – she knows she can’t run. They’ll find her wherever she goes. Instead she must learn to stand and fight.

But when the half-human, half-Shadow Warrior Lucas Gray - is sent to spy on Evie and then ordered to kill her before she can fulfil a dangerous prophecy, their fates become inextricably linked. The war that has raged for one thousand years between humans and demons is about to reach a devastating and inevitable conclusion. Either one or both …

Book Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Title: Fracture  Author: Megan Miranda
Series: Standalone
Pages: 262
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Date of Publication: 5th January 2012
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine
-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?


Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't…

Book Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer

Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight  Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Series: Standalone
Pages: 224
Publisher: Headline
Date of Publication: 5th January 2012
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Imagine if she hadn't fogotten the book. Or if there hadn't been traffic on the expressway. Or if she hadn't fumbled the coins for the toll. What if she'd run just that little bit faster and caught the flight she was supposed to be on. Would it have been something else - the weather over the atlantic or a fault with the plane?

Hadley isn't sure if she believes in destiny or fate but, on what is potentially the worst day of each of their lives, it's the quirks of timing and chance events that mean Hadley meets Oliver...


My Thoughts:
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (TSPOLAFS for short), is adorable. It's short and sweet, and I absolutely adored reading it.

The book sta…

Book Review: Night School by CJ Daugherty

Title: Night School Author: CJ Daugherty
Series: Night School, #1
Pages: 465
Publisher: ATOM
Date of Publication: 5th January 2012
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:Sometimes school is murder.

Allie Sheridan's world is falling apart. She hates her school. Her brother has run away from home. And she's just been arrested.

Again.

This time her parents have finally had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to a boarding school for problem teenagers.

But Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. Its rules are strangely archaic. It allows no computers or phones. Its students are an odd mixture of the gifted, the tough and the privileged. And then there's the secretive Night School, whose activities other students are forbidden even to watch.

When Allie is attacked one night the incident sets off a chain of events leading to the violent death of a girl at the summer ball. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, Allie must learn who she…

Happily Ever Endings Giveaway Winners!

Remember Happily Ever Endings, where you can read the ending of books that you're about to read the sequels to and be refreshed of the ending, so you don't have to go into reading a book having no idea what happened in the previous one? Remember that giveaway we did? Yeah, that one. Well, WE HAVE WINNERS! :D

*drumroll*
Daphne (lvngbooks) and Jocelyn!

Congrats you two! If you haven't already received emails from Amber, you should get one very soon, so you can pick your prize from the books above and send your addresses so we can get them out to you as soon as possible! Thanks everyone for entering, and I hope that Happily Ever Endings will be useful to you in the future!

Decided you want to help out? Email Amber at amberinblunderland@yahoo.com for more info and to sign up!

New Releases in January 2012

Welcome to my first new releases post of 2012! :D There is SO MUCH AWESOME coming out this month! If I've missed anything let me know in the comments!


In Darkness by Nick Lake (3rd January 2012 by Bloomsbury) Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala (3rd January 2012 by HarperTEEN) The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler (5th January 2012 by Simon & Schuster Children's Books)

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (5th January 2012 by Headline) Fracture by Megan Miranda (5th January 2012 by Bloomsbury) Tempest by Julie Cross (5th January 2012 by MacMillan)

Fated by Sarah Alderson (5th January 2012 by Simon & Schuster Children's Books) Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan (5th January 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton) Cinder by Marissa Meyer (5th January 2012 by Penguin)

Saving Daisy by Phil Earle (5th January 2012 by Puffin) A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton (5th January 2012 by Hodder Children's) Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey (5th Jan…