Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WOW #7

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Book bloggers present upcoming books they can’t wait to read and share their enthusiasm about new releases

Natural Born Angel (Immortal City #2)
by Scott Speer
Published by Razorbill
Date to be published: April 2013

Synopsis: Maddy explores her Angel heritage—and struggles to get her wings—as the Angels and the humans head for a showdown.
Life turned upside down for Maddy Montgomery when she found out she was half-Angel and was catapulted into the scene of flashbulbs, paparazzi, and fervent adulation that comes with being in the celebrity Angel world.
And now Maddy must face the most difficult choice of her life. She’s been offered the chance to become a Guardian. This means dangerous and high-stakes training, with no guarantee that she can succeed. But more than that, it would mean leaving her mortal life behind—forever— and allying with the Angels at a time when their relationship with humans is heading for war...

The Tragedy Paper
by Elizabeth LaBan
Published by  Knopf Books for Young Readers
Date to be published: January 8th 2013 

Synopsis:Tim Macbeth is a 17-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is, "Enter here to be and find a friend." Tim does not expect to find a friend; all he really wants to do is escape his senior year unnoticed. Despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential "it" girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving's most popular boy. To Tim's surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, and she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone finds out. Tim and Vanessa enter into a clandestine relationship, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving's version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school's least forgiving teacher. The story unfolds from two alternating viewpoints: Tim, the tragic, love-struck figure, and Duncan, a current senior, who uncovers the truth behind Tim and Vanessa's story and will consequently produce the greatest Tragedy Paper in Irving's history. 

Can't wait for the sequel of Immortal City and exited for the contemp. I have never read about someone who is  a albino.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Review: Immortal City by Scott Speer

Immortal City (Immortal City #1)[add to Goodreads]
by Scott Speer
Published by Razorbill
Date publication: April 3rd 2012
Source: won
Rating: 4/5


Synopsis:Jackson Godspeed is the hottest young Angel in a city filled with them.
He's days away from becoming a full Guardian, and people around the world are already competing for the chance to be watched over by him. Everyone's obsessed with the Angels and the lucky people they protect - everyone except for Madison Montgomery.
Maddy's the one girl in Angel City who doesn't breathlessly follow the Angels on TV and gossip blogs. When she meets Jackson, she doesn't recognize him. But Jackson is instantly captivated by her, and against all odds the two fall in love.
Maddy is swiftly caught up in Jackson's scene, a world of glamour, paparazzi - and murder. A serial killer is on the loose, leaving dead Angels' wings for the police to find on the Walk of Fame. Even the Guardians are powerless to protect themselves in the face of this threat & and this time it's up to Maddy to save Jackson

My thoughts

Cover: Masculinity flows from the cover. A great pose and strong white/grey wings with cool scenery in the background

Book: Authors are people. People who pen down books.A lot of those are awesome books.Some writers become celebrity in the book world for ex J.K Rowling and Stephenie Meyer .Hollywood celebs are people. A couple of their books have appeared on bookshelves in stores.Some on YA shelves. A lot of readers treat celeb fiction like the plague. I agree some look like trash for example snooki's Jersey Shore fairy tale-esque book written by a ghostwriter. I'm honest to say that i'm weary and hesitant of the Kardashians' YA dystopian out next year.But ,there is a huge BUT people can write great to amazing books. No matter their background.This written down spark, idea, story is one of them.

the 1st time I heard of Im City it drew me in

1st reason: there is a male point of view
2nd : a murder mystery 
3th angels

Imagine a world were we idolize Angels.They don't star in movies or tv shows/ They protect us from harm for a prize.Only a select few are under there protection, the mega rich.And every one want a piece of that pie. There are lotteries for protection or shows that are a equivalent of survivor to secure an angel. LA , the HQ. This is Angel City.Jackson Godspeed , our main man is days away to take his place in the ranks of the prestigious Guardians.But horrible things happen. Torn bloody angel wings are deposited on the walk of fame stars of their owners.A murder is on the loose and trough circumstances he meets Maddy. One of the few people not obsessed with the glamour and glitz of the angels, maybe the only girl in Angel City.Will they find the murder before Jackson is next on the chopping block?

I loved how Scott Speer re-imagined LA.It was fun seeing everything angel-fied ranging from ANN(Angel News Network) to Angels Weekly.Very enjoyable after you get used to it. The use of 3th person in multiple (3) point of views was a great method to see a bigger picture at the very end.You get to see how all the pieces fell in to place but still some curiosities left open for the sequel.

Maddy and Jacks are from two different worlds and differ immensely but make each other stronger in the end. I loved how Maddy was herself and not in too the Angel craze but disliked that she had preconceived notions but changed trough out the novel.They are living breathing creatures with emotions. In all the fame and splendor that can make people change, Jacks is level headed,a normal teen ,kind and cares for her.They fell in love at the very end.Real conversations were repeatedly seen and no long stretches of staring at each other was in sight.

The the person that i suspected was complete utter bs when it was revealed who the murderer was. Very scary and bleak at that very moment.Intense,intense intense.

Immortal city had romance, action, suspense and had a detective feel to it. A lot more than your typical run of the mill paranormal/angel book. A lot of though went it too it and the book that surprised the most this year. I can't wait for march to read book two.


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