WoW #116 - I'll Meet You There

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: I'll Meet You There
Author: Heather Demetrios

Expected Publication: February 3, 2015

Summary:

If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.
Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.

Why I am lurking on this: I don't read much NA, but this sounds like it could be a great soldier story, just like Something Like Normal by Trish Doller -- can't pass that up!

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Me, my Shelf, and I

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Me, my Shelf, and I is my version of a weekly recap post, and also a feature to tell you more about myself. What exactly I am doing, you can see here.

ME ... credulous?

Definition: "a tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true"

Hm, I'm not sure. I don't believe outright what people are telling me, especially people I don't know. I don't hop onto every majoy opinion flying around, either. But I easily fall for April's Fools statements and the like, because I only question people I know when something really doesn't sound right.

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Two tours for me in December:

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Posts of last week:

Teaser Tuesday: When
Waiting on Wednesday: Now That You're Here
Friday - Movie Review: Divergent

Planned posts for the next week:

Teaser Tuesday: Inner Fire by R.L. Stedman
Waiting on Wednesday: #116
Friday - Review: Gray Moon Rising by SM Reine
Sunday: Me, my Shelf, and I

and I

I got kidnapped on Friday -- the good kind, you know, on a date. ^^ The date was in the calender for weeks, and I was very much looking forward to what my better half had planned. I first thought we'd go to the town's festival hall and watch maybe some comedy or something, and that definitvely went in the right direction. In the end, we drove 1,5h to Leipzig to watch a Piano Guys concert -- and it was amazing.

Otherwise, I'm very much into Diablo 3 at the moment, which takes time out of my reading, but I'm gonna enjoy it while it lasts. ^^


HEE - Gray Moon Rising

What is Happily Ever Endings (HEE)? Check here.

Gray Moon Rising | Seasons of the Moon 4
by S.M. Reine

gray-moon-risingSummary:

It’s been almost a year since Rylie Gresham was bitten by a werewolf on Gray Mountain. Now something is beckoning her back to the place she was attacked, along with every other werewolf in the world. But they aren’t the only ones heeding the call. A group of hunters notices them gathering and sees it as their chance to wipe out the entire species.

Seth is about to graduate high school when he learns of the final hunt. He secretly plans to save Rylie and his werewolf brother even though he has to play along with the hunters to do it. But Rylie doesn’t want to be saved. She’s already decided to solve her problems with a silver bullet if answers aren’t waiting on Gray Mountain.

One way or another, everything is about to end—whether it means Rylie’s liberation or the end of her life…

Klick on "Read More" for the Happily Ever Ending Summary. Careful: SPOILERS! Don't read if you haven't read the book yet!!

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Movie Review: Divergent

divergent-movieSTARRING:
Theo James as Four
Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior
Kate Winslet as Erudite leader Jeanine
Zoe Kravitz as Christina
Jai Courtney as Eric
Tony Goldwin as Andrew Prior

Year: 03/2014 | Length: 130 min
Directed by: Neil Burger
Based on the novel by Veronica Roth

Uncovered: LOVED IT

I loved this! I haven't read the book yet, so I don't know how close the movie matched it, but I really loved it. It had a good flow, solid and even for non-reders reasonable to follow plot, with good action and drama. In addition, I think the charaters came across quite good as well, even if you don't get too much insight on some of them.

The acting wasn't totally flawless, but the story in itself is so good that I keep re-watching this over and over again. I'm a little addicted, but I admit that Theo James is 40% responsible. ;) I already liked him in his minor role in Underworld - Awakening, and he's just such eye candy. The tattoo, too. I generally liked to get to see so much tatted skin! ^^

Thus, after being this in love with the film, I'm most definitively reading the books. The story hits all my dystopia buttons, especially since it doesn't seem too far-fetched. I'll try to get through them before the next movie comes out.


WoW #115 - Now That You're Here

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Now That You're Here
Series: Duplexity 1
Author: Amy K. Nichols

Expected Publication: December 9, 2014

Summary:

In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.
One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body--his own, but different. Somehow, he's crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee--a girl who'd rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom--may be his only hope of getting home.
Eevee tells herself she's only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there's something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension... a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time.

Why I am lurking on this: I just found this last week. I'm not a big fan of the cover, but it's a parallel universe story -- yes, please! And by all means, this sounds cute mch more than creepy or dangerous, and I'm also looking forward to read the story from the other universe, which will be kind of part 2.

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