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Hi everyone! I am an aspiring author slash college student who loves to read which is probably obvious, and I love to share what I read with people, again, obvious. I think everyone has a book out there for them, its a matter of looking hard enough to find it and having a positive attitude about reading it. Anyways I hope you all find this blog helpful. Please feel free to comment and ask questions, that's why I do this! -Bookworm95

June 18, 2014

Lindsay Cumming's New Release!

The Murder Complex is here! I have been following this Author for a while and I think her idea behind her latest novel is so unique! her book released last week and so far I've heard incredible

"Cummings debuts with a bloody dystopian thriller, in which what’s left of humanity hides behind the great Perimeter and scrabbles over increasingly scarce resources. No one dies from natural causes, thanks to nanites in humans’ bloodstreams, and as a result violence and murder are commonplace. Sixteen-year-old Meadow Woodson fights to the death to earn a job that will let her feed her family. Everything changes when she meets Zephyr James, a mysterious young man secretly programmed to be a killer. Together, they confront the darkest secrets of their society, while battling each other and a host of other enemies. Cummings takes her dystopian setting to almost ludicrous extremes before springing a flurry of surprises on readers. The frequent perspective switches between Meadow and Zephyr are almost whiplash-inducing, and the characters prove hard to sympathize with: Meadow kills with worrisome casualness, Zephyr is almost too tormented by his role, and their predictable romance has little grounding. The setting remains nebulous, and the cliffhanger ending leaves much to be resolved. Ages 14–up. Agent: Louise Fury, L. Perkins Agency. (June)
VOYA, June 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 2) - Lindy Gerdes
In a world where natural death has been eradicated, only rampant murder can prevent overpopulation. Tough sixteen-year-old Meadow has been trained by her father to survive by any means necessary. Seventeen-year-old Zephyr is an orphan whose job is to clean up the heaps of corpses that pile up on a daily basis. Soon after Meadow and Zephyr meet, they find themselves in the midst of a battle to take down the Murder Complex, the system responsible for a murder-by-lottery method of population control. As Meadow and Zephyr unravel the mysteries of their own connection to the Murder Complex, a much darker world than they ever suspected is revealed. Incredibly short chapters that alternate between Meadow and Zephyr speed up the narrative, but the two perspectives are not drawn out enough to fully develop them into compelling, relatable characters. Their romance is equally peripheral; Meadow and Zephyr are mysterious to one another, but we learn little else about their mutual attraction that would explain why they rather suddenly fall in love. Hints at their connection to the Murder Complex will compel readers forward to a conclusion full of surprises but few satisfying explanations. Readers craving simple blood-drenched violence and fast-paced action may enjoy this read, but the one-dimensional characters and underdeveloped premise will leave many frustrated or bored. Because this title recycles a lot from popular dystopian fiction and gives little back, it should be considered for purchase only where readers have an insatiable appetite for anything dystopian. Reviewer: Lindy Gerdes; Ages 12 to 18. " (Barnes and Noble)

Like I said, she's cute, young, and incredibly talented! She is also on my to read list this summer! SUPPORT LINDSAY!


Also by Lindsay: The Fear Trials

Miss Kallie Ross's Debut!

Descent Alright! Do you all remember that Author I talked about a few months back?! Well, Miss Kallie Ross's book was just released last week and it is already getting fantastic results! I believe you can only find it in an E-reader version, but that's ok. I plan on reading it next! You should all support Kallie Ross as she makes her debut and read this! I know it is going to be A-mazing! Alright? Alright. now that that's settled! Have a great week!


"Seventeen year old Ollie Miller is ready to leave all of her hurt feelings behind, but moving on seems impossible while living next door to her ex-best friend, Mateo. When curious earthquakes begin to shake and rip open the foundation of her small town, the ground becomes as unsteady as her feelings for him. When they fall, they fall hard…
Ollie’s disastrous attempt to save Mateo’s brother from falling into a curious chasm results in their descent into a cavernous wonderland. Ollie, Mateo, Jesse, and Alexis search for a way back home, and encounter a mysterious tribe of natives. Gabriel, the next in line to lead his people, is granted permission to guide them to the surface. On their treacherous journey, an overzealous elder threatens all of their lives, because he can’t risk them exposing his people, or the power he wields. The group discovers ancient secrets, unexpected truths, and uncharted feelings. Ollie must find a way out or risk being stuck in the caves forever—or worse, dead." (Barnes and Noble) (Available for 2.00 for Nook)

Next up! The Storyteller by Jodi Piccoult

Alright next up on my never ending list of "to read" books this summer, is the amazingly talented Jodi Piccoult's The Storyteller. I cannot brag about her enough. she is just absoulutely amazing. She never fails to amaze me with her incredibly insightful messages and lessons. I always learn something new from her books. Whether it is a life lesson or a how to on one of the various professions she researches.

"Some stories live forever . . .
Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t, and they become companions.
Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret—one that nobody else in town would ever suspect—and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With her own identity suddenly challenged, and the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? And where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy?
In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths we will go in order to protect our families and to keep the past from dictating the future." (Barnes and Noble)

So far I am about 50 pages in and it is soo soo good as always!! Highly recommend!


The Mortal Insturments: City of Heavenly Fire FINALE! ***CONTAINS SPOILERS***


I hope the summer is treating everyone well! Aside from working, writing, blogging, and all the
various major life events that have occurred these past couple of weeks, I have finally finished the last installment of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series! All 725 pages of it! I feel so accomplished and slightly disappointed that they are now over. However, Cassie announced her new SERIES set to release late in 2015 titled The Dark Artifices!! I am beyond excited!

After finishing the 6th book, I became curious. Just how many pages has Cassie dedicated to this series? Well, counting up all the Hardcover editions of The Mortal Instruments series, the total comes out to 3,310 pages... Still curious, I wondered how many pages her 1st spin of series, the Infernal Devices, totaled out to be....the three books alone equal 1,518 PAGES! So naturally, I added them together to get a grand total for all 9 books to be 4,828 pages. This does not include each of the short stories she has written (the Bane Chronicles). This number has completely blown my mind!

Now on to Heavenly Fire. . . .

I cannot tell you all how amazing of a job she did tying things up! I was so impressed and extremely happy! However I have 3 pet peeves. I'd say that's pretty good!

1. I found several mistakes through out the book. Now I know it may not be possible to catch them all, but when its things like "Infernal" as "internal" I get a little frustrated. Especially when "Infernal" was kind of the name of an important object. I can let the little things go, but the editor should make sure the important words are spelled correctly. It's like misspelling the name of a main character. . . awkward

2. This may seem silly, But. . .and SPOILER. . .I wish Clary and Jace would have gotten engaged. I mean COME ON! 6 books and they don't even get engaged! anyway that's not really that big of a deal I guess lol

and finally. . .

3. I think....and SPOILER AGAIN... that they way she killed off Sebastian was a little too easy to me. It reminded me of the ending to Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer when she just let everyone walk away from the biggest fight in history. I don't know I just think it was a lot of build up for a weak ending.

I think though if that's all that I have to complain about i'm in good shape! I really did love it though! I CANNOT wait for Cassandra Clare's new series next year. I'm seriously like the biggest fan! So Cassie, if you are reading this. . . Lets DO lunch ok! It's on me! JUST HAVE YOUR PEOPLE CALL MY PEOPLE! LOL but honestly, she is one of my biggest writing inspirations! and I want to say a big fat thank you for those 4,828 pages! That is such an accomplishment! Anyways now I'm rambling so I will tie this up here!

Enjoy guys!!