Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesday-Grave Mercy

Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme where you give a quote from the current book you have your teeth sunk into. Make sure it's spoiler free!

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFever
" Annith's face clears in understanding. "But no! The abbess would have fetched a bezoar stone to neutralize the poison or called for a tincture of amaranth to revive you. Now Come." She tugs gently at my arm, and she is so certain and reassuring that it chases 
away my last remaining doubt. "

Monday, February 27, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading?

Weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. 
Here's where you share what you've recently read, are currently reading, and what you're about to read.

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Currently Reading:
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephenie Perkins

Going to Read:
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Poison Study by Maria V Snyder
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory

I've got an awesome week of reading ahead of me with a lot of titles that i am drooling over. EXCITED! What you are you reading?

GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Release Date:April 3, 2012

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? 

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. 

Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

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Raise your hand if you have ants in your pants awaiting the arrival of this new historical fiction by LaFevers. I DO! I DO! What an incredibly different concept for a story-makes me wish that i would have come up with it! Looks like a fantastic action packed thrill ride that i am more than ready to sink my teeth into.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

REVIEW:Girls In Dresses

Girls in White DressesGirls In Dresses by Jennifer ClosePages: 294-US Hardback
Publisher: Knopf
Released: August 9, 2011
My Rating: 3/5
Book Summary: Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, dizzy with the mixed signals of a boss who claims she’s on a diet but has Isabella file all morning if she forgets to bring her a chocolate muffin. Mary thinks she might cry with happiness when she finally meets a nice guy who loves his mother, only to realize he’ll never love Mary quite as much. And Lauren, a waitress at a Midtown bar, swears up and down she won’t fall for the sleazy bartender—a promise that his dirty blond curls and perfect vodka sodas make hard to keep. 

My Thoughts:
Jennifer Close absolutely has carved a unique title for herself in this debut novel about a group of ladies growing up in New York and the triumphs, heartbreaks, and sloppy nights that come with. I was pleasantly surprised by her writing style and enjoyed it just enough, although it's a bit jumpy and at times hard to keep up with the slew of new characters that are constantly introduced. 

If only each girl had some depth to her, some development and growing. They all just stayed the same-even through to their thirties.  It was all booze and boys, with some weddings and babies thrown in for good measure. Didn't these ladies do any maturing? I think they'll stay caught up in their 20's-forever. 

A pleasant chick-lit read, but nothing i would read again nor think twice about. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday-The Unnaturalists

Weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.
Showcase which books you're going crazy over to be released!

The Unnaturalists
The Unnaturalists
by Tiffany Trent
Release Date: August 14, 2012

In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger.

Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s—and with the Unnaturals. 

As the danger grows, Vespa and Syrus find themselves in a tightening web of deception and intrigue. At stake may be the fate of New London—and the world.

I'm seriously looking forward to this read. It just sounds so... original. The kind of story line that hasn't been done up a hundred times. Plus it's set in London, and well who doesn't love a story that takes place overseas? I'm always drawn to those books that take place in a different country or a different time period-it's an escape to a completely new world. One you only wish you could be in.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

In My Mailbox (9)

This weekly meme is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren.
IMM is where you can showcase all your goods. This week...

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Girls In White Dresses by Jennifer Close
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

So it has been quite some time since there has been any action on Love Life and Reading and for i apologize! Let's just say some rather big things have been happening in the life of this blogger, which you will hear all about in the coming up weeks. EXCITING, HOLY CRAP, CHANGE YOUR LIFE things. I look forward to seeing what's in your mailbox!