Wednesday, June 12, 2013

swoon thursday | 3 - Siege and Storm

Swoon Thursday
Swoon Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by YA Bound to share your swoon-inducing bookish moments. Also, shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound.

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Siege and Storm
by: Leigh Bardugo | Website | Twitter
Series: The Grisha #2
Page: 200

I sensed hunger in the hard slant of his mouth, an unfamiliar edge to his need that sent restless sparks burning through me.

I came up on my toes, circling my arms around his neck, feeling the length of my body melt into his. He had a soldier’s strength, and I felt it in the hard bands of his arms, the pressure of his fingers as his fist bunched in the silk at the small of my back and he drew me against him. There was something fierce and almost desperate in the way he held me, as if he could not have me close enough.

Page: 11 - And a second, because I couldn't resist.

“Thanks,” I mumbled as we crossed the square, heading toward our boardinghouse.

“For what?”

I rolled my eyes. “For defending my honor, you dullard.”

He yanked me beneath a shadowed awning. I had a moment’s panic when I thought he’d spotted trouble, but then his arms were around me and his lips were pressed to mine.

When he finally drew back, my cheeks were warm and my legs had gone wobbly.

“Just to be clear,” he said, “I’m not really interested in defending your honor.”

Sometimes its just the banter between these characters that really gets me. Mal and Alina can turn witty banter into some swoony moments. Its almost a precursor, and I love those back-and-forths!

Have you read a great swoony scene lately? Let me know!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

waiting on wednesday | 10 - Infinite

Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we can't wait to get in our hands.

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by: Jodi Meadows | Website | Twitter

Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Series: Newsoul #3

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The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it’s only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.


Ana’s exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They’ll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan’s ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm’s reach.


The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.

With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.

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Why the WOW: So apparently this cover was release last week. I randomly saw it on my Goodreads awaiting release bookshelf. Don't you love when they change from the tan gradient box with just a title to something really pretty. This is by far my favorite cover of the trilogy. Something about the second one, Asunder, just screamed 1980's. But the feathers are awesome and that touch of fire that I missed the first time around. Shivers!

Story-wise, I am so ready to dig into this final book of the trilogy. There are a lot of answers to be revealed, plus Ana and Sam's story is heart-wrenchingly good. In case you missed my review for Asunder.
Incarnate Cover Asunder Cover Infintie Cover

What are you waiting for?