Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday!(4)

 Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title:Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalyse

Author:Lucas Klauss

 Release Date:Jan 3,2012

Phillip's sophomore year is off to a rough start. One of his best friends ditches him for a group of douchebags. His track coach singles him out for personalized, torturous training sessions. And his dad decides to clean out all of the emergency supplies from the basement, even though the world could end in disaster at any moment...and even though those supplies are all Phillip has left of his dead mom. Not that he wants to talk about that. 

But then Phillip meets Rebekah. Not only is she unconventionally hot and smart, but she has seriously great boobs. And she might like him back.
As Phillip gets closer to Rebekah, he tries harder and harder to turn himself into the kind of person he thinks she wants him to be. But the question is, can he become that person? And does he really want to?

So what are you waiting on this week? Leave me a link in the comments and I'll check out your W.o.W

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Title: Amy and Rogers Epic Detour
Author: Morgan Matson
Published: May 4,2010

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows.

So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.
"Tomorrow will be better.” “But what if it’s not?” I asked. “Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better."
the qoute above is but one af my many favorite lines in the book,so i felt like sharing it.I admit it that I adore most any book with the concept of road tripping.I have never been on a road trip my self but i cant wait for when the time comes that i do.

The cover is lovely it has a soft summer feel too it, i also like the hand holding on the road with the couple looking out in the unknown.

Despite the serious issues it addresses, it was never a downer type book but it was a bit  bittersweet at times and also quiky and sweet.Amy's life has been going downhill lately... her brother is in rehab, her father died in a car crash and now her mum has decided that its time for a change and her and Amy should move to Connecticut. The only issue is  Amy refuses to drive after her fathers death so her mum finds a local boy that Amy heading out in the same direction its then revealed that Amys not the only one with some extra baggage.

I love their characters and how Amy and Roger interacted with each other I was like waiting the whole time for them to be together and when they did- Adorable! Not to mention, I also liked the side-characters, the people they meet during the detour.Unlike in some road triping books the side characters are not all that important but i liked the fact that they made Amy and Rogers Epic Detour exciting and inspiring.I especially liked Lenard,Bronwyn and Lucien and Lucien's moose ;]

The story for me was a bit predictable but that doesn't take away from the fact that i enjoyed the story.Being a music lover like most people i found the Playlist part of the book excellent and im sure im not the only one who searched for a few of the songs mentioned.

 The book quickly became a favorite it the sweet summer type read i love to read laying out on the beach or in my backyard.4/5

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cover Crazy

Cover Crazy is hosted by The Book Worms it is a weekly meme. Admiring Book covers what the meme is for - showcasing the prettiest covers you can find!

 Gorgeous colors.The colors and the background are so soft looking.

Then theres the flowers,i love how the flower petals a scattered all over and how the cover is blurred from the bottom then clear as you look upwards.

Its easy to tell that the book is a romance when you notice the loving embrace of the couple in the petal filled boat.

The font is sweet but simple and unlike other cover the title and authors name works together and one doesnt out shine the other.
So what do you guys think? :)

Release Date:Oct 11,2011
 A modern retelling of the German fairytale "Tristan and Isolde", Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school

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