Review: Burning Kingdoms by Lauren DeStefano

Title: Burning Kingdoms Author: Lauren DeStefano Publication Date: March 10, 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy Series: The Internment Chronicles #2 Rating: 3.5/5 Danger descends in the second book of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Title: Vengeance Road Author: Erin Bowman Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Publication Date: September 1, 2015 Pages: 336 Genre: YA, Western, Historical Fiction Series: Standalone ? Summary (from Goodreads): When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Red Rose Gang for a mysterious … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Title: I Was Here Author: Gayle Forman Publisher: Viking Juvenile Publication Date: January 27, 2015 Pages: 288 Genre: YA, Contemporary Series: Standalone ? Summary (from Goodreads): Cody and Meg were inseparable. Two peas in a pod. Until . . . they weren’t anymore. When her best friend … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke

18667954Title: Between the Spark and the Burn
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Publisher: Dial
Publication Date: August 14, 2014
Pages: 320
Genre: YA, Gothic, Horror
Series: (#2)*
Summary (from Goodreads):

Freddie once told me that the Devil created all the fear in the world.
But then, the Devil once told me that it’s easier to forgive someone for scaring you than for making you cry.
The problem with River West Redding was that he’d done both to me.

The crooked-smiling liar River West Redding, who drove into Violet’s life one summer day and shook her world to pieces, is gone. Violet and Neely, River’s other brother, are left to worry—until they catch a two a.m. radio program about strange events in a distant mountain town. They take off in search of River but are always a step behind, finding instead frenzied towns, witch hunts, and a wind-whipped island with the thrum of something strange and dangerous just under the surface. It isn’t long before Violet begins to wonder if Neely, the one Redding brother she thought trustworthy, has been hiding a secret of his own . . .


I am sooo excited for this sequel! BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA was a superb gothic novel, I even bragged about how awesome it was in my Top Ten Tuesday post here.

Words can’t even begin to describe how much excitement I have for this novel. First of all, the cover is stunning! And secondly, I want to learn more about River, Neely, and Violet. Come closer August 14th, you’re juuuust around the corner.

Are you as excited for BETWEEN THE SPARK AND THE BURN as I am?


Waiting on Wednesday: Burning Kingdoms by Lauren DeStefano

Burning Kingdoms (Internment Chronicles, #2)

Title: Burning Kingdoms
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Simon & Schuster  BFYR
Publication Date: March 10, 2015
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Fantasy
Series: The Internment Chronicles (#2)
Summary (from Goodreads):

After escaping through the bottom of Internment, Morgan and her fellow fugitives aboard the great mechanical bird land on the ground to finally learn what has lived beneath their floating island home all these eons.

The ground is a strange place where water falls from the sky as snow, and customers watch moving pictures and visit speakeasies. A place where families can have as many children as they want, their dead are buried in vast gardens of bodies, and Internment is the feature of an amusement park.

It is also a land at war.

Everyone who fled Internment had their own reasons to escape their corrupt haven. But caught under the watchful eye of another king that wants to dominate his world, they wonder if coming to the ground will drag Internment down with them.

First of all, let us take a moment to admire the cover’s beauty.

Secondly, let us cry over how far away its publication is.


But needless to say, I cannot wait to get my hands on this novel! Perfect Ruin left us on a cliffhanger (*shakes head disapprovingly at DeStefano*) and I desperately want to emerge myself back into this breathtaking world. DeStefano crafted it with such beauty, and I crave to read her artful prose once again.

Hopefully March will come around sooner. Until then, I am forced to wait . . . and act just as SpongeBob is above.


Waiting on Wednesday: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan


Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)Title: Uninvited
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 28, 2013
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Series: Uninvited (#1)
Summary (from Goodreads):

When Davy Hamilton’s tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn’t feel any different, but genes don’t lie. One day she will kill someone.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he’s not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.

I cannot wait for UNINVITED’s publication! Having read many tweets from my twitter feed of people glorifying it makes me all the more excited for it!

First of all, the cover is stunning! I love the simplicity of it, yet the bold statement it makes. The synopsis, wow! The plot sounds original, intriguing, and right up my alley. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to read a book about murders! (I blame crime shows for making me this way.)

Thank goodness this book comes out next week, I don’t think I can wait that much longer for it.


Waiting on Wednesday: Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd


16182304Title: Her Dark Curiosity
Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date:
January 28, 2013
YA, Gothic, Historical Fiction
The Madman’s Daughter #2
(from Goodreads):

To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.

Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father’s island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn’t forgotten her.

As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again.

As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery about the hidden natures of those we love and how far we’ll go to save them from themselves.

After the ending of The Madman’s Daughter, I cannot WAIT for Her Dark Curiosity. I want to submerse myself back into the delightfully creepy storyline Megan Shepherd developed. Although I regret not reading The Madman’s Daughter sooner, I am thankful I don’t have to wait a whole year for its sequel–only one month, which is manageable.

The cover though, is absolutely stunning! I love Juliet’s dress–it’s dark and mysterious. And the tagline: “To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.” only makes me wish Her Dark Curiosity would be published sooner. But I will manage, somehow.

I truly am at a loss for words to describe how excited I am for Her Dark Curiosity. Allow me to post some GIFs that accurately describe my feelings right now:

What can I say? I can’t stop dancing.