Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Sunday Post ~8~

Elsewhere News

  • This week on Elsewhere, we catch up on old times by featuring Victoria Schwab's THE ARCHIVED and talking about some of the most memorable books I've read in my absence. 
  • Since we're half way through March, there isn't going to be an official reading list for this month. But the books we're celebrating this week are: THE ARCHIVED, A SPY IN THE HOUSE, and the first book in Ally Carter's most recent series, HEIST SOCIETY. Next week, we'll focus on THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, THE FROG PRINCESS, and we're going to do a throwback to ONE DAY which (I can't believe) I read and reviewed here a year ago. 
  • I haven't thought of a Mayhem Challenge yet, but I sorely want to start giving things away. What would really help is having people to give these things away TO! Perhaps, on Friday, I'll just do a prize pack giveaway. Stay tuned until I have more news on this. 
Reviews for Last Week's Releases

So I've been M.I.A....
...But these bloggers haven't. Let's play catch up, shall we?

1. Review from the ever-trusted darlings at Rather be Reading

MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza
1. A great review over in the Book Nook (but giveaway's closed. Sorry!)

POISON by Bridget Zinn

LET THE SKY FALL by Shannon Messenger

REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver
1. An honest response from Two Chicks on Books who loved the series
2. A 4 star review from our beloved Mundie Moms

UNREMEMBERED by Jessica Brody
1. A great in depth sum up of the book from Popcorn Reads
2. A great review from That's What She Read
3. A "Fantastically Awesome" review from IceyBooks

New Releases March 17th-23rd
*All synopses and covers from Goodreads. Click the book to buy!

Everafter (Kissed by an Angel #6)March 19th: EVERAFTER by Elizabeth Chandler

(seems like Book 6 in a series)

It seems the odds are forever against Ivy and her fallen angel. Tristan is still trapped in the body of an accused murderer, and as the two star-crossed lovers try to clear his name, they must battle the dark forces that would keep them apart and destroy them both. The danger is especially great for Tristan since, as a fallen angel, death would mean losing his soul. It’s up to Ivy to save the one she loves and, hopefully, find a way for the two of the them to be together…for all eternity.
The sweeping saga of Ivy and Tristan comes to a breathtaking conclusion in this final book of the all-new arc in the New York Times bestselling Kissed by an Angel series.


OCD, the Dude, and MeMarch 21st: OCD, THE DUDE, AND ME by Lauren Roedy Vaughn

(seems to be a standalone)

With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and "unique learning profile," Danielle Levine doesn't fit in even at her alternative high school. While navigating her doomed social life, she writes scathing, self-aware, and sometimes downright raunchy essays for English class. As a result of her unfiltered writing style, she is forced to see the school psychologist and enroll in a "social skills" class. But when she meets Daniel, another social misfit who is obsessed with the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, Danielle's resolve to keep everyone at arm's length starts to crumble.

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)March 19th: CLOCKWORK PRINCESS by Cassandra Clare
(Book #3 in the Infernal Devices series)


THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT PITY.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT REGRET.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT NUMBER.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING.

Tessa Gray should be happy — aren’t all brides happy? Yet as she prepares for her wedding to Jem Carstairs, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to the Magister, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan of destruction.

He needs Tessa.

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

Fox Forever (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #3)March 19th: FOX FOREVER by Mary E. Pearson
(Book #3 in the Jenna Fox Chronicles Series)


Locke Jenkins has some catching up to do. After spending 260 years as a disembodied mind in a little black box, he has a perfect new body. But before he can move on with his unexpected new life, he’ll have to return the Favor he accepted from the shadowy resistance group known as the Network.

Locke must infiltrate the home of a government official by gaining the trust of his daughter, seventeen-year-old Raine, and he soon finds himself pulled deep into the world of the resistance—and into Raine’s life.

Mary E. Pearson brings the story she began in The Adoration of Jenna Fox and continued in The Fox Inheritance to a breathtaking conclusion as Locke discovers that being truly human requires much more than flesh and blood.





17 & GoneMarch 21st: 17 & GONE by Nova Ren Suma
(seems to be a standalone)

Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And… is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

With complexity and richness, Nova Ren Suma serves up a beautiful, visual, fresh interpretation of what it means to be lost.

The Art of WishingMarch 21st: THE ART OF WISHING by Lindsay Ribar
(appears to be the first in a series)


Margo McKenna has a plan for just about everything, from landing the lead in her high school play to getting into a good college. So when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the chance to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Why should she put her life into someone else's hands?

But Oliver is more than just a genie -- he's also a sophomore at Margo's high school, and he's on the run from a murderer. As he and Margo grow closer, she discovers that it will take more than three wishes to save him.

A whole lot more.

IN PAPERBACK...
Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare
The Story of Us by Deb Caletti
The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker

In Theaters March 17th-23rd
*Synopses and posters from Moviefone

Admission Movie PosterMarch 22nd: "Admission" 

Director: Paul Weitz
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Going to see it?: Hmm... Dunno, yet. But I do love me some Tina Fey.

Description: Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted -- but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.


The Croods Movie PosterMarch 22nd: "The Croods"

Director: Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders
MPAA Rating: PG
Going to see it?: No.

Description: A prehistoric family are forced to flee their cave after it's destroyed by a disaster that threatens to change their lives forever in this animated adventure featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone. As a protective caveman father leads his family out of harm's way, the clan crosses paths with a resourceful teen named Guy (voice of Ryan Reynolds), who offers to help them reach a distant land where they'll be safe from an impending catastrophe that will soon alter the entire world. Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman round out the cast of vocal performers.

Olympus Has Fallen Movie PosterMarch 22nd: "Olympus Has Fallen"

Director: Antoine Fuqua
MPAA Rating: R
Going to see it?: No. But I will probably watch it eventually. I also love me some Morgan Freeman.

Description: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.


AND ALSO...
"The Sapphires" Rated PG-13
"Love and Honor" Rated PG-13
"My Brother the Devil" Not Rated (also British)
"Starbuck" Rated R

And that's it from me this weekend! Sit tight for my "official" review of Victoria Schwab's THE ARCHIVED and linkage to a not-so-official review of myself, as a reader, over at my personal blog!

Au revoir!
Deserae




4 comments:

  1. I totally bought Mila 2.0. I haven't read it yet but it looks pretty awesome! Thanks for posting!

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    1. No prob! Be sure to let me know how you like it!

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  2. I did not like CP2. I don't want to get into detail but I really did not like it. If you're a CC stan, please do not get offended by me. And I keep hearing that a TID movie script is in the works, but I'm not going to watch it because I fear, especially after how bad CP2 was, that they'll not do it justice. Anyways in my head Aaron Johnson is totally my Will <3 I'll finish the TMI series as I like it and I love Jace but after that I don't think I'll read other series by here again. I'm just pissed. BTW, it is so damn hard for me to speculate when it comes to books. I'm listening to Alabama Shakes, even though the song is painful to my ears, becuase Uncle Rick the troll teased a Percabeth scene and I can't decide if anything is going good or bad for them. Damn it!
    And ooh, I saw your post about the VM movie. I'm only at the beginning of VM series, but I really like it so far. And upopular opinion but I don't like Logan. he's an ass and when he made that cleaning lady joke I wanted to slap him and I don't like the Sherriff either. When does his character get better? And I'm glad that Ten and Rose are back for the DW anniversary, but I'm afraid that Moffat will screw their characterization up! :(
    And woops long post! Sorry bout that.

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    1. I haven't read anything by Cassandra Clare yet, but I really would like to read TID because I hear the same thing! A movie is in the works! Regardless, you're entitled to your opinion and I'm uber glad you shared with me! I post these things because I love talking about books. If I don't know what's good, how will I know what to read next?

      I love me some Aaron Johnson. He is my spirit animal. :P I also love Rick Riordan. Working through all of his novels is an ongoing goal for me although I'm a bit afraid to catch up and not have anything else to read until the next book is finished! I couldn't tell you when Logan's character is going to get better, but I can say I trust Moffat with everything in my heart and soul. Will you be watching tonight? It's gonna. be. AWESOME.

      Thanks for your engaging comment! Keep reading, my friend,
      Deserae

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