Friday, December 30, 2011

Top of 2011- day 5

A Life Bound by Books, Confessions of a Bookaholic, Two Chicks on Booksand Fiktshun came up with this great idea to celebrate the books we have read in 2011.

 today is the last day of this event it was a Whoot. if its annual count me in for next year. I met some great blogs and bloggers. Keep in touch all
   



books of 2012 i'm pining/ wishing for to get a copy of/some likely not but hopefully well. Here  they are in no particular order[had 2  cut a lot]












Above by Leah Bobet
Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee's wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above--like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers.
But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew unravels the mystery of Safe's history and the shadows' attack, he realizes he must find a way to remake his home--not just for himself, but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever before.
look wings, a fae?, no there bee ish!!Huh new! and matthew seems sweet and dystopian like. i reallly want this one. so much cover love.









The Statistical Probability of LOVE at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything? 

Imagine if she hadn't fogotten the book. Or if there hadn't been traffic on the expressway. Or if she hadn't fumbled the coins for the toll. What if she'd run just that little bit faster and caught the flight she was supposed to be on. Would it have been something else - the weather over the atlantic or a fault with the plane? 

Hadley isn't sure if she believes in destiny or fate but, on what is potentially the worst day of each of their lives, it's the quirks of timing and chance events that mean Hadley meets Oliver... 

Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it

this will appear on a lot of list i assume. 4 min can change everything? huh i need 2 wait changes lol!! a lot of ppl belive in true love, i do to . Maybe i'm a hopeless romantic. Find me unrealistic , find by me. I love sweet cuddlely romance. I SO WAnt this one.





Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn’t want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. 

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca. 

Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all. 


Look really cool. brother bonding perhaps i dunno! realy. Cool cover and that Becca defends him is so sweet.. i really want this 1[i sound like a broken record lol]






Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Emma and her friend Chloe are spending vacation in Florida. When Emma (literally) runs into a hot guy named Galen on the beach, little does she know he’s a prince of the Syrena. Galen and Emma both feel something strange – is it attraction? – and Galen suspects that Emma might well be the girl he’s heard of – a human who can communicate with fish. 

What follows is a deadly scene with a shark in which Galen witnesses Emma’s gifts. He must know more about her, and follows her back to New Jersey, and high school, to find out for sure if she’s the key to saving his kingdom. Soon, Emma can’t deny her feelings for him, but can’t explain them, either – and both she and Galen must learn more about where she comes from and what her powers are before they can trust one another and their feelings
i don't know really want to. I love tales of underwater people; fins or no fins.  A prince trying to save his kingdom. Loyal. i like that. He finds maybe the the salvation of his people!! hope everything works out. [broken rcord time] i really want this one to.




Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.

Like the sound of i watched ''Dear John'" this year. Found it warm felt and got fuzzy feelings inside. This a other take returning from Afghanistan. War really screws you up that why i like the tagline'' War is only half the battle''. The troops really need support. I so want this one badly



Fracture by Megan Miranda

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine
-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

I really like the sound of this and the tagline ''a lot can happen in 11 minutes''. Lets find out, shall we!!


Riding out The Storm by Sis Deans

Zach is riding the Greyhound bus through a snowstorm to visit his older brother Derek, whom he hasn’t seen in seven months. That’s when their parents finally went broke paying Derek’s doctor’s bills and had to give him up as a ward of the state. Nothing—not drawing in his sketchbook, not basketball—lets Zach forget that his brother is living in a mental institution five states away. But surprisingly, sitting next to a talkative teenage girl he nicknames Purplehead starts to take the edge off Zach’s pain.

Prompted by a chain of unpredictable events and by the people he meets along the way, Zach’s cynical humor gives us a poignant look at medical insurance and health care systems for the mentally ill, and at the everyday fears, joys, and revelations of adolescence
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Have not heard any buzz at all over this one. I like the title; brother in mental clinic , parents are broke. A though storm . All know it 's being published by Henry Holt & Company . Who 's the person in the background. His bro?

Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

It's a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge, trying to make sense of the random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives.

Craig's crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him...and if he'll do it again...and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody.

Lio feels most alive when he's with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable, and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk.



this immediately  on wishlist when i saw it while surfing on goodreads on Oct 10, 2011. 9/11 was 10 year's ago. horrible day in history.this sounds heartbreaking!! what do the warn out sneakers mean??


Pieces Of Us by Margie Gelbwasser

Two families. Four teens.
A summer full of secrets.

Every summer, hidden away in a lakeside community in upstate New York, four teens leave behind their old identities…and escape from their everyday lives.

Yet back in Philadelphia during the school year, Alex cannot suppress his anger at his father (who killed himself), his mother (whom he blames for it), and the girls who give it up too easily. His younger brother, Kyle, is angry too—at his abusive brother, and at their mother who doesn’t seem to care. Meanwhile, in suburban New Jersey, Katie plays the role of Miss Perfect while trying to forget the nightmare that changed her life. But Julie, her younger sister, sees Katie only as everything she’s not. And their mother will never let Julie forget it.

Up at the lake, they can be anything, anyone. Free. But then Katie’s secret gets out, forcing each of them to face reality—before it tears them to pieces

This sounds heartbreaking as well. I so <3 contemp. the swing must mean something?? right??


 Lies Beneath by Anna Greenwood Brown

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.

Killer!! killer merfolk in Lake Superior. Sweet a hunting vicious creature can find love!! is that blood??


Wait there's more : Honorable Mentions
The Lost prince(keepers of life#2) by Shea Berkely 
Dangerous Boys by Mandy Hubbard
Intentions by DeborahHeiligman[pretty cover]
Once(Eve#2) Anna Carey
Article 5 by Kristin Simmons[reading now]
First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky
The Hunt by Andrew Fukada
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Mage of Silence by Edward Kendrick
False memory by Dan Krokos
Dark kiss(Nightwatchers#1) by Michelle Rowen
The Lost Code (The Atlanteans #1) by Kevin Emerson
And
Many 
More

So what's on you'res??


Stats

 Read 39 Books
REAd 10816 pages
longest book~~ dunno lol
Began blogging~~ 4 months





28 comments:

  1. I'm not sure about the content of the books yet, but great covers! LOL

    Happy New Year!

    My Picks

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  2. Im so curious out Of Poseidon that sounds so good.

    http://kristina-worldofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/top-10-of-2011-2012-desires-recap.html

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  3. WOW---you have some books (okay--all of them) I have never heard of--I have to check them out. They all look very interesting.
    www.csmaxwell.blogspot.com

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  4. I can't wait for The Statistical Probability of love at First Sight as well! And Pieces of us! God I love this cover! I want to read it too! :) Nice list roro! :) ;)

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  5. Lots that I am looking forward too! The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight, Of Poseidon, Fracture, Lies Beneath, Article 5 and of course Dark Kiss are all books I am dying for! Great picks and thanks for much for visiting Top 14 Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2012

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  6. Riding out the storm looks interesthing. Didn't even notice the guy in the backround till you mentioned it:)

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  7. I´m also looking forward to Poseidon, The Statistical and Fracture. great picks!
    Happy New Year!
    My Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2012

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  8. Great picks! A couple are new to me & I can't believe I didn't put Article 5 on my other list! I forgot... Happy New Year!!!

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  9. Ohh I love the cover of Above! Great list you got here.

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  10. I've been dying to read Of Poseidon. I just got a copy and I can't wait to actually read it.

    I love your book covers, they're gorgeous. I haven't heard of all of them, but I hope you get to read them all! :) And I love your honorable mentions list too! :)

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  11. Oh, wow. There's a lot of good looking ones there I haven't even heard of! Thanks for the heads up!

    My List: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/top-10-books-im-looking-forward-to-in.html

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  12. I absolutely love all the books in your list! I hope you enjoy them all! :)

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  13. WOW! You win for most gorgeous looking list! All of those covers are BEAUTIFUL! You've intrigued me with a lot of these! Great list!

    Happy New Year!

    Amy
    www.fictitiousdelicious.com

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  14. I love your list! I can see you're a Contemp fan like me. :)
    Happy New Year!

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  15. I've heard about Fracture (cool) and Lies Beneath (intriguing) but Poseidon sounds really cool!!! Thanks for the heads up!!!

    Thx for visiting me!!! I'll see you around in the next year!! Hope you have a great New Year!
    Kristin @myparahangover

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  16. I can't wait for the Poseidon! :)

    Thanks for sharing and thank for stopping by! And happy New Year :)

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

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  17. Some great looking titles for next year!

    Wishing you a happy 2012!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd oUt

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  18. Oh yeah, I forgot about Above. It sounds really good too.

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  19. Oooh, nice picks! I definitely can't wait for Of Poseidon and Fracture! :) Above too!

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  20. So many books to look forward this 2012! You picked some of the best definitely ;) yay~ Great list! Happy New Year! Hoping 2012 brings you lots and more books! I wish you a Bookish 2012 ahead of you :D

    Here' s my Top 10 Books for 2012

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

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  21. Gone, Gone ,Gone is pretty, and the summary is interesting. Thanks fro sharing the novel. Your list is great- a lot of neat picks!

    Jez
    Jez's Bookcase

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  22. I completely forgot about Lies Beneath! Damn! :D Awesome picks! I can't wait to get these.

    Happy New Year!

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  23. I LOVE The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight!!! And the way Jennifer has built the romance, it feels so, so believable. She pulled it off brilliantly :) Soooo excited to read so many of these, especially Storm, Lies beneath, of Poseidon and Above!! 2012 will be a rockin' year :)

    Happy New Year!

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  24. I should have taken part in the challenge and didn't. I like your selection tho!

    Happy New Year!!!

    Mary

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  25. Of Poseidon looks SUPER good. I so want to read it! Can't wait. And I just finished Fracture and absolutely loved it. :D

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  26. Is it bad that I've never heard of any of these except Fracture....You know, now that I think about it, I think I saw Pieces of Us on NetGalley not sure. It looks really good!

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  27. Oh yes, absolutely want to read Above and Fracture!

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  28. The covers look interesting. I really like Poseidon, Pieces of Us and Fractured. Happy reading!!

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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